Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kids Can Get Messy at Mentor Library's Trashy Tuesday

What does Mentor Public Library have in common with Oscar the Grouch? (Besides the fact that we -- much like the grouch's eyes -- never close.)

We both love trash.

Granted, we don't love it for the same reasons. Oscar loves trash because, well, he's a grouch.

We love trash because it gives us a chance to teach kids about recycling and reusing.

That's why we're teaming with Bonnie Rice from the city of Mentor and Beth Bollas from the Lake County Solid Waste District to have Trashy Tuesday on November 5.

Rice and Bollas will also show children some of the fun ways they can reuse their trash.

From 10 to 10:45 a.m. and again from 1 to 1:45 p.m., Beth and Bonnie will show kids how to make a wallet from recyclables.

Then from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and again from 2 to 2:45 p.m., kids can learn how to go green by making their own paper and beads.

We hope the kids who come to any of the Trashy Tuesday sessions have a lot of fun, learn something about recycling, and even bring those lessons home to their families

All of the Trashy Tuesday programs are free and open to kids from kindergarten to sixth grade.

However, we ask that parents register their children beforehand. They can do so by calling Mentor Public Library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or on the library’s website.

And now, because it's obligatory, Oscar the Grouch singing about trash:

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