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September 22, 2017
Halton Hills Public Library. A world within our doors
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Acton Branch - Construction

Halton Region is replacing the watermain on School Lane, starting August 23 until early September. Access to the street, parking lot, and possibly the water supply could be affected. Please call the Library for updates: 519-853-0301 or 905-873-2681.

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NEW Sustainable Cards

The Halton Hills Public Library has pioneered a new series of sustainable library cards. The new cards, available in two attractive designs, are made from Nordic Birch wood harvested from sustainably managed forests and are 100% PVC free.

"Halton Hills Public Library has been a leader in environmental initiatives," said Jane Diamanti, Executive Director Library Services and Culture. "From our LEED certified buildings to our green tours and green living collections, our new sustainable cards are just one more way we are doing our part and encouraging our patrons to pursue sustainable alternatives."

The cards are manufactured by Sustainable Cards, the world’s leading wooden card manufacturer specializing in the most earth-friendly cards in the industry. Produced using small amounts of energy (30% less energy than plastic cards) and without hazardous chemicals or additives in the process, the library’s new cards are the greenest cards available.

The sustainable cards are available at any library service desk at both the Acton and Georgetown Branches and are free-of-charge for new patrons. Any existing patrons wishing to trade in their current PVC card for a new sustainable card can do so for a nominal $2 charge, to help to cover the cost of the card production. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions - Wooden Cards information sheet. 

Card design: Tryg Smith, bydesign graphics. Photo credit: Left of Centre Photography, Georgetown

Read the Georgetown Independent article - "Halton Hills Public Library gets Wooden Membership Cards"

Read The New Tanner (Acton) article - "An Environmentally Sustainable Future is 'In the Cards' for the Library"

For media inquiries, please contact:

Suzy Mackie, Marketing and Communications Specialist 

(905) 873-2681, ext 2528