|The Library and AFFEW work together to bring environmental information to area residents.|
The Mason County District Library and A.F.F.E.W., A Few Friends for the Environment of the World, have announced a joint project to create a collection of books, videos and other materials on environmental topics. â€śProviding information on environmental issues is one of our goalsâ€ť said Julia Chambers, AFFEW Vice-President and one of its founders, â€śand this joint project is great for our group and for all Mason County residents interested in the environment.â€ť â€śWe are very excited about this new collection and working with the library,â€ť Chambers said, â€śwe held our very first meeting at the Ludington Library in 1989.â€ť
â€śI wanted to improve our collection of environmental books,â€ť said library director Robert Dickson, â€śand who better to help with that than members of AFFEW.â€ť The collection covers a variety of topics from energy conservation to waste disposal, from climate change to future technologies. â€śThe collection will have childrenâ€™s books as well as adult titles and include DVDâ€™s and other materials,â€ť Dickson said.
â€śSome of our members were involved in the selection of books and DVDs,â€ť said Chambers, â€śWe are even having some members donate books from their own collection to the AFFEW collection at the library.â€ť
The initial collection of over 50 books and DVDâ€™s will be housed at both Mason County libraries; in Ludington and Scottville and will be available to any library patron. â€śWe will continually add to the collection,â€ť Dickson said, â€śso we want to encourage AFFEW members as well as area residents to regularly suggest items to be added.â€ť
â€śThe Mason County District Library has always been a great source for environmental information for our members and the communityâ€ť said Chambers, â€śand the development of this collection will provide more up-to-date information for area residents.â€ť
For more information about AFFEW visit www.affew.org