Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Burbank READS goes Green!

You might have noticed something just a little bit different about our Burbank READS blog today. We've gone green!

In keeping with the City of Burbank's commitment to achieve urban sustainability and protect the world's ecosystem, the Burbank Public Library decided to make our "One Book, One City" program eco-friendly in 2009. We have selected the book, Living Like Ed by long-time environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. as our book for 2009. For over 38 years, Ed Begley, Jr. has been a pioneer in eco-consciousness -- always trying to "live simply so others may simply live." Now he has put together a guidebook for those of us looking to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life.

No matter what "green" level you aspire to, Ed's practical guide will offer suggestions for making changes in your life, from quick fixes to bigger commitments. The Burbank Public Library has multiple copies of Living Like Ed waiting for you to check out. Read the book, tell your friends about it, then join us for a month-long series of exciting events such as music, guest speakers, and films.

The big Kickoff of Burbank READS is set for 2 PM on Saturday, March 7, at the Buena Vista Branch Library. Meet Ed Begley, Jr. in person. He will discuss and sign his book at this event.

Be sure to save the afternoon of Saturday, April 4, for the finale of Burbank READS. A Sustainability Showcase will be held at the Buena Vista Branch Library to provide resources, information, and contacts for All-Things-Green!

After all, your library has been in the recycling business for years -- every time you check out a book and return it, the book is recycled to another borrower! So let's all GO GREEN together. Read Living Like Ed and participate in the activities planned. Watch for the brochure with all the events listed. And, of course, check back here for future postings.