The Family Handyman


Building archThe Home Neighborhood has plenty of good books and DVDs on home improvement, remodeling, and repair but sometimes the best resource is a magazine.  If you are looking for a DIY project, or you need practical advice on purchasing tools, The Family Handyman is the magazine for you.  This magazine provides accurate and complete how-to instructions for improving your home and yard.  Every issue has product reviews, safety tips, and helpful hints.  In the June 2011 issue, you can find information on:

  • Build a NO-UPKEEP backyard table
  • Best in DIY Cordless String Trimmers
  • New kitchen in a weekend! Make it sizzle again for less than $750
  • Add a faucet ANYWHERE in your yard
  • One-day retaining wall with no heavy lifting!

Family Handyman Garden ArchOlder issues have articles on how to paint like a pro, fix your refrigerator, build a pergola, patch textured ceilings, and organize your bathroom.  You can find The Family Handyman, along with other great magazines, in the periodical reading room.  We don’t check out the newest issue, but all the older issues can be checked out for seven days, giving you time to read it at your leisure.

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The Family Handyman


I am a Public Services Specialist working in reference and media. Additionally, I am involved with the library’s Book Groups in a Bag, a collection that is dear to my heart. Not surprisingly, I like to read, especially historical mysteries. I love to travel, and I have a very long list of places I want to visit.