The library has a large collection of books with ideas for those creative people who love to make all sorts of crafts. Some types of crafting can get a little expensive, but others use inexpensive or even free materials to create beautiful treasures. If this type of crafting interests you, check out a new book that we received this week - Crafting With Wood Pallets: Projects for Rustic Furniture, Decor, Art, Gifts and More by Becky Lamb.

This book is packed with color photos and easy-to-follow instructions for over 25 projects. It begins by showing how to find and select pallets that will be best for your project. It shows how to disassemble the pallets and prepare them for crafting. You will see what tools and supplies you will need. Then you will see how to add color to your project with painting techniques. The projects themselves are arranged in sections such as: Storage and Organization, Around the House, The Great Outdoors and Art and Decor. There are even suggestions for using the leftover bits and pieces to make small crafts. Each craft is accompanied by a color photo and step-by-step instructions.