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Richland library to honor America Recycles Day

RICHLAND -- To mark National America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Richland Public Library Children's Department employees will hand out reusable shopping bags for each recycling pledge turned in.

They also will hold a children's magazine and book exchange and have information on recycling available.

There also will be two craft projects, decorating a box for collecting plastic bags and how to make recycled paper.

For more information, go to www.ci.richland.wa.us and link to "Living" and "Environmental Education," then "America Recycles Day."

And while you're at it, recycle your old crayons

Dig out all those bits and pieces of crayons in your children's toy box and send them to the National Crayon Recycle Program, www.crazycrayons. com.

They'll be melted down and reformed into new ones.

Be sure to leave the wrappers on.

"When you have black, blue and purple crayons together without wrappers, it's hard to tell them apart," said the program's founder, LuAnn Foty.