DIY & Recreation Resources

(Los recursos para hispanohablantes se enumeran en una página separada.)

FVRL Resources

World Book Early Learning

Read, play, watch, and do! Activities for pre-readers and beginning readers.


Watch a wide variety of arts & crafts classes taught by design experts. Find a project for every occasion.

Creativebug and your privacy

Creativebug requires you to create an account that is a public profile. Here's how to avoid sharing your personal information.

Creativebug user profiles display First Name, Last Name, and Bio, and they will only display initials for first and last name.

If you want to use Creativebug while avoiding sharing personal information, you can completely customize all of those fields. For example, you could enter First Name as simply S, Last Name as S, and leave the Bio field blank.

Personal profile settings are managed via Access My Account in the menu in the upper right-hand corner of the Creativebug website once you've signed in to your account. These settings are not accessible via the Creativebug mobile app.

EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS)

Find links to full-text articles without having to guess in which eResource to look! This search will look in most subscription eResources that contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, and serve up results no matter on which platform the article resides. No more trying one eResource after another in search of the article you need!

Chilton Library

Find repair info by make and model combinations, covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of older, specialty models.

Gale eBooks

Search full-text reference eBooks on a variety of topics, including art, the Gale eBooks business collection, biographies, health, history, sports and more. No limits, holds, or waiting!

Small Engine Repair Source

Access step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components.

Hobbies & Crafts Source

Search magazines, books, videos and reports for projects and information. Find detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas. Subject areas include arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & paper crafts.

Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile)

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)

Search for articles art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields.

Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

SAMS Photofact

View over 4,800 manuals for after-market schematic service data on all kinds of consumer electronics such as radio, TV, car-radio, etc.

Web Resources

FVRL Minecraft Server Map

Get a bird's-eye view of the FVRL Minecraft world.

Minecraft Game

In order to play Minecraft on the FVRL server (read all about that here), you'll need to purchase and register to play the Minecraft game here.

Minecraft Wiki

A publicly accessible and editable wiki for information related to Minecraft (the game). 

Minecraft Comprehensive Crafting Guide

Click an item to see how to craft it in the game of Minecraft.

Minecraft mouse and keyboard controls

How to use mouse and keyboard controls in the game of Minecraft.

Librarian Tips

Tip: find community education and recreation programs

Try searching the internet (Google, Bing, etc.) for the name of your town or school district +"community education," e.g. "Battle Ground" +"community education."

Tip: find local recreation or senior centers

To find community centers or senior centers in your area, try searching a search engine for your city, county, or region +"community center" or "senior center" or "parks and recreation," e.g. Ridgefield +"community center" or Vancouver +parks and recreation.

Tip: find travel info

To find travel information about particular destinations, try searching a search engine for "visitor information" or "travel information" +the name of the area, e.g. "travel information" +Thailand.