Keys to Your Home Improvement Projects

Summertime is a perfect time for starting or finishing a home improvement project. Those do-it-yourself TV shows make repairs look so easy, and all their home improvement projects are finished in just 30 minutes! For those of us who need a little more time and help, turn off the TV and come to the library’s Home Neighborhood (located in the West Wing). Or log onto, where we share the best of the best from our shelves for your home improvement project.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find on our Home blog:
decksDecks and Gazebos – Creating a place for summer fun in your backyard isn’t just about the fun. It’s about adding value to your home. Add even more value to the project by checking out books instead of buying them.
Treehouses – From simple to grandiose, a treehouse can create memories to last a lifetime. Warning, we’ve got treehouse ideas that are so cool parents may want to flip through these books without the kids.
outdoorkitchensOutdoor Kitchens – Outdoor cooking spaces seem to be all the rage these days. Our books, DVDs and magazines can help you whether you’re just brainstorming or you are ready to build.
Pools and spas – Coming July 30. Check back with the blog periodically for new posts.

Hundreds of books, manuals, magazines, building plans and DVDs are waiting to help you get started. Discover tried-and-true expert resources that will help you to repair, to renovate and to remodel your home. There are many books and DVDs to choose from, and you can check them out for three weeks, which is definitely more realistic than TV’s 30-minute makeovers!

Schedule time with Marta, our Home Neighborhood librarian, here to discus your needs.

And, remember to think “library” when you are searching for ideas and inspiration to turn your house into a home.

Lisa is a former employee and shared the library story in many of her posts.