Library & Library Policies

NTGM maintains an active library of well over 300 books, videos, and DVDs on a variety of fiber art-related topics-from traditional to state-of-the art. Items are available to members only, on a monthly sign-out basis. We encourage members to keep items in circulation by returning them, and ask a nominal late fee that goes toward book purchases. All items must be returned by the annual June luncheon for reshelving.

The NTGM library collection is now viewable on librarything.com. The library is a great way to add to your knowledge base, increase your technical skill, and preview books before you buy. Donations are gladly accepted.

Reminder about policies and procedures

  • Remember that the money raised from the Flea Market pays for your library, so keep buying!
  • The goal of the NTGM library is to provide all members with free access to books and other materials on a wide range of fiber art-related topics. As with any public library, we need to be sure books stay in circulation by ensuring that they are returned in a timely fashion. Please be considerate of your sister members and try to return your materials by the next meeting.
  • You must be a current member to check out any materials.
  • If you check out books and cannot come to the next month's meeting, please find someone to bring them in (check your NTGM directory) or mail them, so that other members may have access as well. Due to the popularity of the library, we must limit the number of materials checked out by a member to a maximum of 5 per month.
  • If something bad happens to your book, please expect to replace it for the Guild.
  • Finally, we will continue to make reminder calls the Monday before meetings.
  • As always, if you have a particular item you'd like to see in the library, please let us know by contacting Debra at 248-601-3104.

Item of the Month

The Art of Expressive Collage

Crystal Neubauer

Well-illlustrated instruction on contemporary collage.