Harrison Library Debuts New Book Recycling Program

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Books can be dropped off in this recycling container outside of the Harrison Public Library. Photo Credit: Patrick Stapleton

HARRISON, N.Y. – The Harrison Public Library has recently provided a recycling container for books on the outside of the building. 

"The library is committed to doing as much as possible to be environmentally friendly," said library director Galina Chernykh. "We see it as our responsibility to the community."

Many books were dropped off at the library in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy as New York City-based Literacy in Motion collected them for the victims. Chernykh is hopeful that books will continue to be donated for Better World Books, the company that owns the green recycling container. 

"Libraries were ‘green’ before it was popular," said Chernykh in an email to The Harrison Daily Voice. "By its very nature, the library is a friend to the earth. Every book or movie that people borrow from our library is one less book or movie that will eventually end up in a landfill."

Chernykh added that the "service also raises a small amount of money for the library (15 to 20 percent)."

For more information about the library or its programs and collection, you can visit the website.

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