Are you looking to take a break from your holiday shopping and learn how to make improvements around your home?
Make plans for the upcoming Habitat for Humanity Choptank’s Holiday Demo Day at the Talbot County Free Library! The demo day will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10-noon at the Main Branch’s Meeting Room.
With the help of their new Tool Library, Habitat for Humanity Choptank will be providing a live demo that will teach guests how to install laminate flooring, and how to patch drywall and prime it for painting. Kids will also have the opportunity to join in the action with arts and crafts, as well as games.
“The Tool Library provides access to resources both in terms of tools and information to help community organizations and neighborhoods tackle projects that perhaps couldn’t be done efficiently or effectively without these supports,” said Habitat for Humanity Choptank Executive Director, JoAnn Hansen. “And it is simply a wonderful way for Habitat Choptank to build lasting friendships that result in additional volunteers and support our mission of building homes, communities, and hope in neighborhoods in which we are operating.”
For the Talbot County Free Library, it is an opportunity to bring in a unique kind of library for everyone to check out topics that can save homeowners money. It is also a great time to unwind from Holiday stress and learn something new about how to improve your current or future home.
“A library is more than just books. The Talbot County Free Library is also a skill center that offers resources on many topics,” said Christina Acosta, Talbot County Free Library Communications Manager. “That includes our e-resources that will show you how to also help beautify and personalize your home. We’re happy to support Habitat for Humanity Choptank and its mission in the community.”
For more information, visit www.tcfl.org
About Talbot County Free Library
It is the mission of the Talbot County Free Library to enrich and renew the lives of the people it serves. There are two locations: The main library in Easton is located at 100 W. Dover St.; and the St. Michael branch is at 106 Fremont St. The Maryland Room in the Easton branch holds a voluminous collection of genealogical resources and historical documents. Services at both locations include the circulation of books, DVDs, and digital devices, as well as free Wi-Fi, public computers, exhibits, and programs for both children and adults. . For more information, please visit www.tcfl.org. Be sure to like the library on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @Talbotcountyfreelibrary.
About Habitat Choptank
Since 1992, Habitat Choptank has made home ownership possible for 94 families and has completed critical health and safety repairs in partnership with over 263 qualifying homeowners. At present, seven homes are under construction in Dorchester and Talbot Counties. Income qualifying homebuyers are offered access to affordable mortgage financing in order to purchase a new construction or rehabbed home from the nonprofit’s project inventory. After completing “sweat equity” hours, attending pre-homeownership classes, and meeting debt reduction and savings goals, these individuals and families will purchase homes that they helped construct and assume the full responsibilities of homeownership including maintaining their home, paying property taxes and repaying their mortgage over 30 to 33 years. Habitat accepts applications for its homeownership and repair programs throughout the year. For more information about our programs, to donate, or volunteer, call 410-476-3204 or visit www.HabitatChoptank.org.