ACT! for Kids Bookmaking Workshop with Jay Rancourt on Feb. 6

On Saturday, February 6, ACT! for Kids presents a Bookmaking Workshop with Jay Rancourt, for kids ages 9 & up. The workshop runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (please note this is a change from the originally scheduled time) at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth. Books are defined here as content held together under protective, decorative covers. Within this basic definition, the possibilities are endless. Book arts encompass many different disciplines—painting, sculpture, writing, sewing, printing, and structural engineering all come into play. The process of making a book begins in the imagination. A memory, an event, a visual image, or a dream becomes the kernel of an idea. Through a period of extended play and exploration, the idea grows into a book.

Local artist and librarian extraordinaire Jay Rancourt has been making books for ten years, and teaches classes in this and other media. She exhibits her artist’s books, paintings, prints and silk paintings locally and in Portland, ME.

The cost for this workshop is $3. Any questions, call Jay Rancourt at the Cook Library, 323-8510. To register, send an email to or call 603-323-8104. Sign up early: enrollment is limited.

ACT! for Kids is made possible by The Rey Foundation. Upcoming ACT! for Kids programs include Chicken Art on Saturday, March 13, and storyteller Simon Brooks, back by popular demand, on April 1. Information about future ACT! for Kids workshops can be found here.