If you are organizing your house and finding unwanted books, are you aware that the library takes book donations? The donated books are reviewed by library staff, some are added to the library collection while the others are added to the Friends Book Sale cache. The library does have some items that they will not accept including VCR tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader Digest books, and damaged or musty books. The Friends of the El Paso Library came up with a community service project to help keep some of those items from going to the landfill to tie in with Earth Day (which is Friday, April 22nd). The Friends will hold a recycling day on Saturday, April 23rd in the EPPL parking lot from 10 am to 1 pm. This recycling is for book items only so you can bring unwanted textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader Digest books, and damage or musty books (no VCR tapes). The Friends will collect these items from our community and take them to the ADDWC (Association for the Developmentally Disabled in Woodford County) in Eureka. The mission of the ADDWC is to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families of Woodford County and the surrounding area. The ADDWC has an ongoing commitment to keep material out of the landfills. Search on ADDWC on the Internet/Facebook if you are interested in any other recycling that the group does, but for the Friends Recycling Day only books will be accepted.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs