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Friday, April 22, 2011

Every Day is Earth Day at the Library

Edourd Manet, Reading, 1868
Posted by Staff

Today marks the 41st celebration of Earth Day, a day to give back to our planet and think green. Following is a list of ways we can help you celebrate Earth Day every day:

Plant a vegetable garden.  We have lots of books on vegetables, organic methods, pests, composting, earthworms and so much more.  Our Reference Department has also compiled a list of on-line gardening resources.  If you have other questions, let us know and we will help you find the answers.

Recycle.  Although we no longer recycle batteries, we still provide small electronics recycling at no cost.  The Reference Department has also compiled a list of local recycling locations for various unusual items.  If you have something you would like to recycle, but don't know where to take it, ask us, and we'll find out for you.

Conserve energy.  Not only do we have books and on-line sources of information that discuss energy saving tips, but we also have Kill-A-Watt electricity meters.  Check them out, take them home and plug your appliances in to determine how much energy each is using.

Share Resources.  The library is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint.  Share books, DVDs, CDs and more with others in our community.  Not only does this save you money, it saves the environment by reducing raw materials needed to create these items for everyone.

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