Library adds sustainable book series
April 7, 2011
GRANBY – The Grand County Library District and the nonprofit group Infinite West have teamed up to create a sustainable library book series.
“‘Sustainability’ is such a buzz word, and a lot of people don’t really understand what that is, or how to participate really,” said Infinite West board member Marie Hedrick. “This is our way to introduce subjects to the public, ranging from green building, to energy conservation to green businesses.”
Infinite West, in partnership with the library district, plans to purchase books each month about topics related to sustainability.
Board members also invite the public to contribute book title ideas and provide private funds to help the nonprofit meet its goal of having a “sustainability” section in each of the district’s libraries. Children’s books about similar subjects are being included in the series as well.
“I love the idea that there’s children’s books,” Hedrick said. “It’s a great way to introduce the subject at an early age.”
First books in the series at the Granby Library are “Toward a Zero Energy Home,” “Green to Gold,” and “Save Energy Save Money,” helping readers better understand how they can apply money- and energy-saving tips in their own homes.
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“The Infinite West Sustainability Library provides Grand County Library District customers with a fresh, current collection of books and information on environmentally conscious alternatives,” said Stephanie Ralph, GCLD Director of Public Services.
“Grand County Library District is proud to be partnering with Infinite West to build a healthier, more sustainable environment.”