the Craft Cubby

The Craft Cubby is our own take on the Little Free Library! Located at Second Shift in Logan Square, we have a craft supply stash that is “take what you need, and leave what you don’t”. If you’re like us and hoard so many hobby supplies that you don’t plan on using, donate it to another crafter in need. Want to try a new hobby but can’t afford all of the new supplies? Come browse the free supply stash!

Rules and Terms

    • All sharp object donations (sewing needles, darning needles, scissors, x-acto knives, etc) must be brand new in the package - no exceptions. This is a safety thing.
    • Donations must be gently used or new; no broken items. See “Making a Donation” for more information.
    • Take only the supplies you need & be cool. We want this to be accessible for everyone in our community. This is based on the honor system here - if you don’t need it, please leave it for someone else that does. 🙂
    • Access is limited to specific days and hours (unless you’re a Second Shift member!) For more info, see “Browse the Craft Cubby”
    • We have the right to add or edit these terms any time.
Second Shift Chicago(773)-698-61423432 W Diversey Ave, floor 2Chicago, IL 60647

When you walk in to the Second Shift building, go down the hall, up the stairs, into the door on the right. The Craft Cubby will be immediately to your left.

If you need help, talk to Mary or Laura!

Making a Donation

You can drop off any donations on site at Second Shift! See our drop off hours below.

We accept walk-in donations, but if you require some help carrying things or any other assistance, please call Second Shift at (773)-698-6142 or email us beforehand.

If you prefer to make a direct donation of new supplies, please consider donating to our Ko-fi. An Amazon wishlist is coming soon! We really, really appreciate your support!!

Drop Off Hours

Second Shift Business Hours; Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.

If for any reason the door is locked, ring the doorbell and we will let you in.

Need to come in during extended hours? We’ll work with you! Email us

Examples of items to donate

Do you have anything else you’d like to donate that doesn’t fit in the scope of this list? Contact us.

  • Scrap yarn or full skeins
  • fabric, felt or textile scraps
  • Sheets of crafting paper
  • sticker sheets, even if they are half used
  • Stamps, buttons, beads
  • Working markers, colored pencils, or other drawing materials
  • Acrylic/fabric paint, paint brushes, and canvases
  • Embroidery thread, hoops, aida fabric
  • Art kits
  • Anything else crafty and fun!

Browse the Craft Cubby

Browsing Hours

  • First & Third Fridays of every month, 9am to 4pm.
  • If for any reason the door is locked, ring the doorbell and we will let you in.
  • You can also browse during craft club events at Second Shift. Keep an eye on our Events page for a list of our upcoming events.
  • Want more access to the cubby? Members of Second Shift coworking get unlimited access to the Craft Cubby as a perk! View more info about Second Shift.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the parking situation like?

It is street parking only. You can also park in the residential areas to the West of Second Shift. Do NOT park in the lot next to Second Shift, as you will be towed.

Can I really take anything? Even for a friend?

Of course! Please just only take what you or your friend need, and please be conscious of other craft club members who use the cubby. We want everyone to have the opportunity to take something they need.

How can I support the Craft Cubby?

Donate to our Ko-fi, buy something from our Amazon wishlist, or bring in any supplies that you don’t need: new or used! Your support makes it possible for us to provide so many more free supplies to our community, so thank you SO much.

How can I see what’s in the cubby before making my way out to Second Shift?

Join us on Geneva and check out the Craft Cubby channel to see the latest updates on our inventory before each pick-up day.

I need an accessibility accommodation - is this possible?

Of course! Please email us at and we will definitely work something out, so you can browse and/or donate.