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Book ornament workshop

A book ornament workshop in session at the Aurora Free Library. 

AURORA — The Aurora Free Library isn't normally open on Sundays, but the library staff thought to switch things up a bit this weekend. 

Susan MacCormick, an assistant librarian, stumbled upon a neat way to put old, discarded books back to use on Pinterest, a do-it-yourself social media platform. MacCormick led a workshop at the library Sunday to show others how to make accordion-like ornaments by removing a book's cover and folding each page. 

The level of commitment participants had at an earlier craft workshop led MacCormick to thinking the book ornament idea would be a hit. 

Sandy Groth, the library director, said a lot of what the library does is aimed at younger audiences, and that Sunday's event was a chance for older folks to come out. 

"We do a lot of children's programming, so we're looking at different things that might bring adults out," Groth said. "This seemed like something we could give a try." 

Weekly story hours, movie nights and musical performances are among other events held at the library. 

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Staff writer Dan Orzechowski can be reached at (315) 282-2239 or dan.orzechowski@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @OrzechowskiDan.

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