Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Halton Hills Public Library introduces wooden library cards.  Green . . .

Green reads: GTA book lovers using wooden library cards

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NEW SUSTAINABLE CARDS

http://www.hhpl.on.ca/news/new-sustainable-cards

“The Halton Hills Public Library has pioneered a new series of sustainable library cards. The new cards, available in two attractive designs, are made from Nordic Birch wood harvested from sustainably managed forests and are 100% PVC free.

“Halton Hills Public Library has been a leader in environmental initiatives,” said Jane Diamanti, Executive Director Library Services and Culture. “From our LEED certified buildings to our green tours and green living collections, our new sustainable cards are just one more way we are doing our part and encouraging our patrons to pursue sustainable alternatives.”

The cards are manufactured by Sustainable Cards, the world’s leading wooden card manufacturer specializing in the most earth-friendly cards in the industry. Produced using small amounts of energy (30% less energy than plastic cards) and without hazardous chemicals or additives in the process, the library’s new cards are the greenest cards available.

The sustainable cards are available at any library service desk at both the Acton and Georgetown Branches and are free-of-charge for new patrons. Any existing patrons wishing to trade in their current PVC card for a new sustainable card can do so for a nominal $2 charge, to help to cover the cost of the card production.

Photo credit: Left of Centre Photography, Georgetown

Read the Georgetown Independent article – “Halton Hills Public Library gets Wooden Membership Cards”(link is external)

Read The New Tanner (Acton) article – “An Environmentally Sustainable Future is ‘In the Cards’ for the Library”(link is external)

For media inquiries, please contact:

Audrey Holt, Marketing and Communications Specialist 

(905) 873-2681, ext 2528

audrey.holt@haltonhills.ca(link sends e-mail)