At the Library we try to be as green as possible. One way we do this is by promoting the use of reusable bags to carry home Library materials. The Library sells two different bags at the Help Desk. Both types of bags hold a lot of materials and can be easily folded down to a small size when not being used.
The blue bags feature two handles and light-weight material. They sell for $1 each and sport a great message: “Read More Books: It’s good for you!” We’ve also had people purchase these to serve as gift bags – another green idea.
The canvas bags feature one over-the-shoulder strap. They sell for $9 and carry a message that can be interpreted in many ways:
The graphic encourages the imagination and deeper thought into the message. Regardless of how you interpret the message, it’s a fun bag to carry home lots of great Library materials. I also know from personal experience that these bags can be tossed into the washing machine for easy cleaning.
If you are looking for other ways to reduce your use of plastic bags, check out the Iowa City Landfill/100 Grannies display on the first floor, through December 10, that shares many ideas for alternatives to plastic bags.