Posts tagged with "green"

Posted by daccurso on 05/13/11
Need some tips on creating a great vegetable garden? Check out our new "green" blog - Our Voices, Green Choices. It highlights green projects and programs happening at the Library as well as providing news about all kinds of "green living" topics both locally and beyond.
Read the latest post Growing Green: Grow Your Own to learn about vegetable gardening which "has become a national craze and is one of the greenest things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only is it good for your wallet, but also for your health, your community and your appetite. (There is nothing like the taste of a home grown tomato!) It’s also an especially fun and educational activity to experience with children."

Posted by daccurso on 05/31/12

The library is one of the participants in the village’s new Idle Free Arlington campaign initiated to educate and raise awareness about the importance of turning off your engine when you’re just sitting in your car. Read our latest Green Choices blog entry to get more information about this new initiative.

Posted by daccurso on 08/10/10
If you are looking for ways to cut your energy costs, come to the Library and check out a Kill-A-Watt energy meter. We have four meters donated by Commonwealth Edison and local citizen Chuck Kulig, president of the nonprofit organization Get to Work America (shown above with Library Executive Director Paula Moore).
Plug your appliance into the Kill-A-Watt meter, and it will measure energy consumption by the kilowatt hour, like the utility company.  Ask for one at the Welcome Desk. The meters can be checked out for two weeks.

Posted by daccurso on 05/14/09

The Library’s new bookmobile is making its rounds with a new look and great updates users will appreciate. The new color and graphics on the outside are just the beginning. It is three feet longer so it has more room to carry the newest books, movies, music and magazines. It also has a higher ceiling, additional skylights and better lighting. And with lower steps into the bookmobile, it is even easier to come aboard. In addition to the added space, it has a new “green” feature – a battery pack that helps save fuel by using the generator less. Check here to see when it is coming to a stop near you.

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Posted by daccurso on 12/22/10
AHML is one of 60 libraries in Illinois selected as a pilot site for “Go Green @ Your Library,” a state-wide, collaborative project with the Illinois Library Association and the Field Museum in Chicago facilitated by funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Library’s theme, “Village Voices - Green Choices” will highlight a variety of programs that will educate and inspire our community to “rethink green.”
To kick off our green initiative, we are starting a new monthly discussion group, “Reading Green.” Each discussion will relate to the themes and concepts in a specific book. Attendees do not need to have read the book in order to participate. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second floor, 847-392-0100, for:

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. or Thursday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Hendrickson Room
A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Posted by daccurso on 05/01/12

Eyeglasses – During May and June, the library will once again be collecting used eyeglasses for use in medical missions to Third World countries. This year’s effort includes collecting prescription and reading glasses, as well as sunglasses. Children’s eyeglasses are especially needed. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort at
Small Electronics – Help keep electronic devices out of our landfills by bringing them to the library for recycling. We are continuing to partner with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms are on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
Complete list of accepted recyclables

Posted by daccurso on 05/16/11
Small Electronics Recycling
The Library is again collecting small electronics for recycling. We are working with Recycling Avenue, a nonprofit company run by a group of physically challenged young adults wanting to make a difference in their world. All donated items are tax deductible. Forms will be on the bright blue bins near the Checkout Desk.
Accepted Items
Cell Phones, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, Handheld Games, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, eBook Readers, Graphing Calculators, Gold, Silver, and Platinum.
Not Accepted
Computer monitors/towers
EYEsee - Eyeglasses Recycling
For the month of May the Library will be collecting used eyeglasses for medical missions to Third World countries. Look for a drop-off box near the Checkout Desk. Learn more about this humanitarian effort.
For questions about the Library's recycling program, please contact Linda Mulford at 847-506-2628.
Recycling Batteries, Prescription Medications, Household Chemicals, Sports Shoes or CFL Bulbs
Learn about local sites and dates for recycling these items through the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).

Posted by daccurso on 06/13/11
Thanks for helping others see the world more clearly by bringing in your used eyeglasses for our recent recycling event. Pictured with some of the 330 pairs of eyeglasses is St. Viator student and EYEsee rep Evelina Wozniak. The EYEsee organization facilitates the distribution of eyeglasses to third world countries through overseas medical missions.

The Library is continuing to collect small electronics for recycling -  list of accepted items.

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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
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