Sustainability

We are committed to working with variety of dynamic partnerships and innovative projects that benefit the entirety of the community.

Better World Books

Better World Books is an American company that works with libraries across North America to manage discarded and donated books. We work with Better World Books to send them materials that we are no longer using and that does not typically sell at our local book sales.

We send them the books, and they provide us with a percentage of the commission when they re-sell the books through online marketplaces. Whenever a book is sold, we get a portion of the proceeds and the remainder is sent to the charity, Invisible Children.

Cell phone recycling

Six libraries are participating in the Recycle My Cell program. While you can drop off your old cell phones at any branch, the following locations have a drop-box: 

Household Battery Collection

Pile of batteries

Drop off your batteries at the following library branches:

What kinds of batteries are accepted?

  • Alkaline Batteries: standard household batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, and 9 volt). 
  • Button Batteries: small round and silver-coloured. They are most commonly found in watches and hearing aids.