DIY with the Library
April 03, 2012
I have noticed that a lot of people are checking out books on home improvement, decorating, and gardening. Perhaps, it is due to the fact that we have had such a mild winter and people are already overcome with Spring Fever. We all get tired of looking at the same color on the walls, the same cracks in the flooring, and the shrubs that look pathetic no matter what you do to them.
Have no fear, help is here! While MCPL has a lot of books on various topics on home improvement, home repair, decorating, home staging, and gardening, you do not have to check out a book to find some valuable information. With a couple of clicks of your mouse, you can easily access one of our databases that can give you all of this information in one location.
One of my favorite databases that MCPL subscribes to is Home Improvement Reference Center. This is a great source of information for all homeowners, whether you are a novice or an expert at making repairs. But this database contains more than just repair information. It also has categories for decorating, remodeling, outdoor projects, and woodworking. The articles have step-by-step instructions and pictures to help guide you through the process.
If you haven’t tried our databases before, you are missing out. Hopefully, this one will convince you that databases should be the first place to look. And the nice thing about this database is that you can find the answer on how to make that emergency plumbing repair, even at 2:00 a.m. instead of waiting until the library opens its doors at 9:00 a.m. So, try out a database for your next DIY project. You might be surprised at how many items you’ll be able to check off your spring to-do list!
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