Have Fun Building

What fun is it to make a building? Just a building, maybe not so much fun. But how about a superhero headquarters, a garage, a space station, a cottage, a stable, or a fashion doll house? By using recycled materials from around the house, and a few craft supplies, you can design your own toys exactly the way you want them.

Repurposing Your Old PC

Repurposing Your Old PC

Updated November 15, 2013: Your old computer is capable of one more major feat: helping to cure diseases.

America Recycles Week: November 5-13, 2011

America Recycles Week: November 5-13

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is participating in America Recycles Week: November 5-13.

Help local nonprofits and learn more about recycling in our community by  joining the Recycling Committee of the Rappahannock Group Sierra Club and Ten Thousand Villages in celebrating America Recycles Week!

There are several ways to participate:

Download this PDF with all the details and a list of participating area locations.

Punch cards:
1. Pick up a recycling punch card and a list of all participating organizations at any sponsor donation location during the week of November 5. Participate in at least 10 sponsored recycling activities to complete your punch card by November 13. Bring your completed punch card to the Closing Celebration at Ten Thousand Villages on Sunday, November 13 at 1pm to enter the door prize drawings! *

"Tag Your Bag:"
2. Develop a new habit -  Bring your reusable bag as you shop locally this week.  Pick up your recycled tag to attach to your reusable bag at any of the week’s events. Purchase at the listed sponsors and use your own bag.  Ask sponsors to initial your tag.  Get 6 initials and you will be entered to win great door prizes at the Closing Celebration at Ten Thousand Villages on Sunday, November 13 at 1pm.*

*Must be present to win.

Leave It to PET. 1 : the Misadventures of a Recycled Super Robot

By by Kenji Sonishi

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PET, an intelligent robot created from recycled products, and his friends help nine-year old Noboru, who first recycled PET, when he is in trouble. JNF 741.5952 So
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Wendel's Workshop

By By Chris Riddell

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Wendel invents a robot to clean up his workshop, but has to come up with another solution when that robot gets out of control. JE Fic Rid
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Watch Out for Wolfgang

By By Paul Carrick

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In this robotic riff on The Three Little Pigs, an old mother robot sends her three sons out into the world. When Wolfgang the Recycler comes to call on the three robots, though, its Dudley who saves the day with quick thinking, ingenuity, and a little bit of mud. JE Fic Car
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National Recycling Week at the Library: November 7-14, 2010

Since 1997, many Americans have set aside time to encourage recycling efforts in their communities each November. While it's true people of an older generation practiced thrift as a matter of necessity, many young bloods were buying into a throw-and-go mentality, not realizing that reusing resources is a good way to take better care of ourselves, our neighbors, and our planet.

Getting Punchy

For National Recycling Week, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will be joining other organizations and businesses for a fun week of recycling activities. Collect punch marks for a chance to win door prizes at the end of Recycling Week. You can pick up a card at any participating group, including the library. Get a punch for going on a Leave No Trace Hike. Get a punch for a visit to a rain garden or attending a seminar. Or, do it the recycling way.

Chattanooga Sludge

By Molly Bang

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Unusual art illustrates this story about cleaning up a polluted river.

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50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Recycle

By Earth Works Group

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Explains things that children can do to recycle at home, at school, or anywhere.

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Deck the Halls

Holly and ivy, pine and balsam, there are so many sweet smells of Christmas. You and your family can make your own beautiful wreaths to decorate your home or give to friends and neighbors.