Beginning September 2nd, 2008 the Palm Springs Public Library is offering distinctive new book bags, made from recycled content, to help eliminate the use of plastic bags. The eco-friendly bags can be reused and are sturdy enough to carry books, DVDs as well as groceries and other personal items. The bags will be available for purchase at the Library for $1 per bag.
This non-woven gusseted bag is made from recycled polypropylene scrap and is 100% reusable and recyclable.
The bags are part of the City’s efforts to be more eco-friendly; a goal that is a priority of Mayor Steve Pougnet. “This is a way for library users to decrease their carbon-footprint through using a reusable book bag” said Barbara Roberts, Director of Library Services. “We are pleased to offer recyclable alternative at the Library”.
The Palm Springs Public Library also continues other “green” practices by encouraging library users to recycle their printer cartridges and cell phones; the Library is a drop-off location. Personal books can be recycled by bringing gently used or unwanted books into Library as a donation. They will be either added to the collection or given to the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library (FOPSL) for their annual book sale in support of the Library.
Online services on the Palm Springs Public Library’s Web site also help reduce the need to drive to a library by offering the convenience of library services right at home. Log on at http://www.palmspringslibrary.org and place holds, renew items or find reference materials like magazines and newspapers. Children can access Live Homework Help for real-time, online tutor assistance, as well as access WorldBook Encyclopedia online. All of these services and more are free and available for access 24/7 with a Palm Springs Public Library card.