25 Ready-to-Use Sustainable Living Programs for Libraries

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Price: 
$59.99
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$53.99
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-3649-8
Published: 
2022
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
176
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C, E, G, I
  • Description
  • About the Author

Complete with step-by-step instructions, this book will walk you through planning, organizing, and running sustainable living programs at your library.  

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, library patrons of all ages are becoming ever more interested in sustainability and self-reliance topics. And libraries are enhancing their programming to embrace these timely concerns by organizing instructional workshops, forming gardening clubs, creating community gardens, building beekeeping exhibits, teaching patrons about reducing waste and sustainable food sources, and more. Drawing on real-world initiatives from public, school, and academic libraries across the country, this all-in-one guide walks you through how to plan, organize, and run sustainable living programs at your own library. Complete with a materials and equipment list, budget, and recommendations for age ranges and type of library, the programs you’ll learn about include

  • Mason jar hydroponic gardening, straw bale gardening, growing vegetables outside in winter, and a variety of other gardening activities;
  • sharing fixing skills and fostering sustainable culture through repair events;
  • family-friendly programs such as how to make rolled beeswax candles and glycerin soap;
  • upcycled jewelry for teens and adults; 
  • a hands-on canning workshop;
  • making herbal tea blends;
  • how to start a food waste collection, the basics of composting, raising chicks and chickens, and more homesteading programs; and
  • coordinating gardening and sustainability programs with local experts. 

Ellyssa Kroski

Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books, including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she received AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa.

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