The Gwinnett County Public Library recently announced a partnership with the popular online book retailer Better World Books. Better World Books (BWB) has installed book collection bins at each library branch.# Books collected at these bins will be sold, donated or properly recycled.# A portion of the sale of these books will go to the library.
Filling these bins will not only benefit Gwinnett”s libraries, but the environment as well.# Every book that BWB collects whether from these bins or some other method, never makes it to a landfill. To date, Better World Books has successfully re-used or recycled more than 40 million books while raising over $9 million in funding for libraries and global literacy.
“As a public library we are limited in how we can enhance our funding.# This is a unique opportunity to do just that.# This endeavor gives our citizens a nice option to dispose of their unwanted books in a way that is good for their library, the environment and the book too because eventually it will find a good home or be repurposed through recycling.”# says Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, executive director of the Gwinnett County Public Library.
The Gwinnett County Public Library provides free access to its electronic and physical collections and information, as well as its services and programs. In addition, the library hosts two community-wide special events, Fall Into The Arts and Gwinnett Reads, the signature event of Fall Into The Arts program. The library system is comprised of fifteen branches in Gwinnett County.