Friday, April 22, 2011
5 Earth-Friendly Ways to Make Some Space on Your Bookshelves:
- Donate to your local library, goodwill, salvation army, etc.
- Have a yard sale, sell valuable books online.
- Include “outgrown” books with hand-me-down clothing shared with relatives or friends.
- Create puzzle blocks with favorite book art/characters a-la The Mother Lode.
- Make a paperback shape “sculpture” a-la Cheeky Magpie.
5 Earth-Friendly Ways to Feed a Book-Lover
- Visit your local library for a never ending supply!
- Host a book exchange among friends or participate in paperback swap.
- Shop library book sales or thrift stores for gently used books.
- If you shop on-line (like me) be sure to recycle packaging!
- Add Earth-friendly titles like I Love Our Earth! by Bill Martin Jr. and Recycle by Gail Gibbons to help your child understand why being earth-minded matters.
Bonus: The text of I Love Our Earth is a free verse poem with some beautiful illustrations – so it fits right in with our celebration of poetry month.
I have yet to find an Easter book that I’m really in love with – we have come across a few that are ok or even entertaining, but not great – can you help? There must be some egg-cellent ones out there! (sorry – couldn’t help the pun…)