Thursday, April 9, 2009

Library Goes Green for Earth Day

The Ridgefield Library is celebrating Earth Day by making some changes to be a greener institution.

Starting this month, we will be phasing out the mailing of printed overdue notices. Borrowers will be enrolled instead in our electronic notice system which will send straight to your designated e-mail address overdue notices plus advance notice of items coming due. This will not only save paper but also postage expense and staff time and will get notification to you faster than through the mail. If you are not already receiving your notices by e-mail, stop by the Circulation Desk and sign up today. You can also sign up for the separate Library ELF service that can combine notices for multiple accounts (for several family members, for example) and send them all in one convenient e-mail.

While you are here, take advantage of our new recycling bins throughout the building, made possible by the generous commitment to environmental consciousness of several private donors.

Finally, you may notice one more energy-saving measure – automatic sensors on the lights in bathrooms and other rooms that are populated sporadically.

Happy Earth Day!

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