Free books and make a bracelet and wallet at the Make-and-Take at Maker’s Market


Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Cultural District is partnering with the Future Forge and various community groups and artists to offer free arts and cultural activities to families of Grant county. Make-and-Take activities is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Saturday at the Maker’s Market at Main Street Plaza, May through October.

On the second Saturday, July 9, Val Weston of the Silver City Art Association and Nancy Stephens of the Imagination Library of Grant County will each be offering an activity.

The Imagination Library of Grant County will give away books to kids of all ages and provide materials to make-your-own bracelet. Families can also sign up children 0-4 years old to receive Imagination Library books every month in the mail. By the time children start kindergarten, they will have built a home library of up to 60 personally addressed, age appropriate books. Any child who lives in Grant County is eligible for the free program regardless of family income. As an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Imagination Library of Grant County strives to inspire a love of reading and prepare children for school success. The 501c3 organization’s mission is to promote literacy for all Grant County preschool children by delivering books to their homes monthly and to support the expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library throughout the state of New Mexico. Learn more at

Val Weston runs multiple websites, blogs, and e-commerce storefronts featuring her photography and digital art. Val will help you make a duct tape wallet! To learn more about the Silver City Arts Association please visit,

If you or your organization are interested in providing an activity, please contact Silver City MainStreet offers a small stipend for supplies in addition to a table and chairs.

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City that is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website, to learn more.