Craft it Forward @ the Library

Saturday December 8th 2018

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arts & Literature Division

Come help us make baby bibs for Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester. Sewing machines and fabric will be provided.

If you want to make them at home, pattern and instructions are listed below

We will be accepting donations until March 30, 2019.

Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester

The Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester – the only program of its kind in the Greater Rochester region – delivers free, temporary childcare during family emergencies, including (but not limited to): medical emergencies, unexpected illness, accidents, unemployment, mental health episodes, unexpected death, domestic violence, homelessness, legal issues, unstable/unsafe housing.

Available 24/7, this low-barrier service keeps babies and children safe and protects them from potential abuse, neglect or trauma and gives parents or caregivers time to work through the crises at hand. As needed, families also receive referrals to community resources that can provide permanent assistance. The Crisis Nursery cares for more than 1,000 babies and children annually.

For more information, please call the Art and Literature Division at 585-428-8380.

This program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required. Please register HERE

Make them at home

How to make a baby bib

You will need:

fabric for the front of the bib (flannel preferably)

fabric for the back of the bib (something absorbent, like terry cloth)


sewing machine (can also be done by hand)





1. Print out the pattern in landscape, cut it out and piece it together Pattern 1   Pattern 2

2. Place your pattern on top of the fabric you want to use for the top of the bib and cut around the edges.

3. Place your pattern on top of the fabric you want to use for the back of the bib and cut around the edges.

4. Pin both pieces right sides together.

5. Sew around the edge of the bib (1/4 inch from the edge) but stop a few inches before you come back to where you began. You want to leave a small opening at the bottom so you can turn the bib right side out.

6. Turn the bib right side out. Iron it so that everything lays nice and flat

7. Top stitch all the way around the outside of the bib.

8. Now cut two small pieces of Velcro to create a closure in the back. Sew one Velcro piece to the back neck layer and sew the other piece to the front layer of the bib.

Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center

UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) features an 86-bed cancer center with 11 outpatient locations throughout the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Wilmot, a component of Strong Memorial Hospital, offers patients and their families’ comprehensive services including one of upstate New York’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs and the Rochester area’s only ACOS-accredited breast cancer center. Wilmot is home to the region’s first survivorship clinic and offers clinical trials of new therapies and options that may not be available anywhere else upstate. In addition, Wilmot includes a team of scientists who investigate many aspects of cancer, with an emphasis on how best to provide precision cancer care.

Established in 1974 as the University of Rochester Cancer Center, Wilmot Cancer Institute has its roots in an era that encouraged academic medical centers to bring their expertise in fields such as cancer to regional communities. Wilmot Cancer Institute has stayed true to that vision and, through its network of locations, provides patients and families comprehensive cancer care closer to where they live and work.

The Wilmot Cancer Institute is named for James P. Wilmot, a prominent local businessman, philanthropist and leading member of the Rochester community. Wilmot created the Wilmot Foundation, which is dedicated to attracting, training and supporting doctors who are pursuing a career in cancer research. The Foundation provides fellowships to young medical doctors so they can pursue their research goals.

To learn more about WCI please visit their website here