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Taking Care: Earth Day 2022

April 22, 2022 is a great opportunity to reevaluate our individual and collective efforts to take care of our planet! Check out these helpful resources and read up on the history of Earth Day.


Check Out a Book

Grab a book for the kiddos to celebrate and educate all about Earth Day!

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Library Efforts

What does the library do with old books? We resell old books through local book sales or booksellers buy back programs. Sometimes we offer up good-condition books we don't need any longer to very small community libraries in our area.


Local Resources
Sabetha Recycling Trailers

Two recycling trailers are located behind The Main Event on the east end of Main Street. These are part of the Nemaha County recycling program.


Nemaha County Landfill

The Nemaha County landfill is located on Highway 36 between Sabetha and Seneca. Non-recyclable items and some household hazardous waste can be disposed of at the landfill. For questions, call the landfill at 785-336-3070 or visit the county website.


Nemaha County Conservation District

Conservation districts are citizen-directed. They address a multitude of environmental concerns, such as agricultural and urban erosion and sediment control, water quality and quantity, range and pasture management, fish and wildlife habitat, and other natural resource management issues.


These districts provide information to landowners, schools, and the general public about soil and water conservation issues. Many districts have equipment available to rent that promotes conservation, such as grass drills, tree planters, and no-till seeders. Services and activities vary with each conservation district according to local needs and resources. You can learn more about Nemaha County Conservation District and its resources here.


Habitat Conservation Assistance Program

https://www.habitatcan.org/


Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/


More at Your Local Library

From books and magazines to digital media, there are many resources for making the earth a little better right here at Mary Cotton Public Library. Here's a few ideas:


Mother Earth News Magazine

Stop by the library to check out the latest physical copy!


Gardening Books


Canning Books


Conservation Books