Signing up for an LVCCLD library card saves you money, but you probably already knew that! You can come to our 25 branches for thousands of resources to borrow; free classes to attend in every subject from 3D printing to gardening; and entertaining concerts, movies, and theatrical productions to enjoy.
One of the recently added perks of being a cardholder doesn’t even require you to come to the library. Using our website, you now have access to more than 1,000 ad-free craft tutorial videos from our newest eResource, Creativebug!
That crochet blanket you wanted to start, the picture frame you’ve been meaning to decoupage, that cute coffee mug you saw at Target for $16.99 that you think you could probably make yourself … you can, and Creativebug helps make it easy.
Without a valid library card, access to Creativebug’s content can cost up to $9.99 a month. But you can use Creativebug for free by getting your free library card!
To find Creativebug, click here, or from the homepage, click on eResources on the blue menu bar. From the drop-down menu, click A-Z Resources, then click on the letter C and scroll down alphabetically to “Creativebug,” and click. You should then see a Creativebug webpage that reads “The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has provided access.” Below that text is where you will create your own username and password to use the site. Now, Creativebug is yours to explore!
You can browse Creativebug’s course offerings by craft type (knitting, jewelry, kids, food + home, etc.), by video length (“quick classes” average about ten minutes length, others can be an hour or more), and by skill level. You may also search by instructor, where you might recognize names such as author and illustrator Lisa Congdon and crochet teacher Edie Eckman. You get to watch an unlimited amount of their (and countless other) high-quality tutorials, for free. Additionally, you can download recipes, craft templates, and patterns, and engage with fellow craft enthusiasts in community galleries and forums.
Should you find yourself whipping through the offerings at a sewing machine’s pace, no worries! New classes are added to Creativebug daily. Some of our library branches also offer companion classes in-person, and our in-depth catalog offers the books and resources you need to take your newfound passions to the next level.