As a lover of words and a master of puns, I ask you one thing — to check it out. No seriously. That book you’ve been wanting to read for a while? Check it out. In honor of my new membership at the Cameron Village Regional Library, today’s Green Thought Thursday focuses on why getting a library card is a green (and great) idea.
By checking out books instead of buying them, you will keep countless quantities of paper, plastic and toxic chemicals out of the landfills. In the case of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, that’s 759 pages worth (granted many of the pages are printed front-to-back, it’s still a lot of paper)!
The fact is, writes the Daily Green, “many of us are filling our homes with books and other materials that we never, or rarely, use.” And it’s so true. Of the books that you own, how many have you read more than once? I can only name a few from my collection.
So save the extra 15 bucks and take a trip to your local library. Perhaps a good book won’t be the only thing you’ll check out….Did I mention all of the cute librarians? Have fun!