Library 'Sustainability' section grows with donation

The Wayne County Public Library received over 50 new titles, including books, DVDs and audio CDís, ranging from cookbooks to self-sufficiency manuals. Transition Honesdale, a local sustainability group, donated the items.

Titles cover diverse topics geared around world-wide Transition initiatives including: economics, food and agriculture, hands-on skills, climate change, ecology, communities, work, our relationship to others and the earth, novels and more. The collection aims to benefit anyone wanting to learn more about specific skills or about how individuals and communities can create opportunities for themselves, promote a more sustainable world and develop greater resiliency at the local level.

Through Interlibary Loan, the collection will be available to all users of the Wayne County Public Library system as well as the entire state because of the work done by Transition Honesdale members.

To learn more about Transition Honesdale or to see a list of donated titles, please visit: http://


School library benefits

A new collection of sustainable agriculture and living do-it-yourself materials, including cookbooks and DVDs, has been donated to the Honesdale High School library by Wayne County members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), with the goal to provide students with resources on a wide range of topics on everything from planning a career in agriculture, to getting started with backyard beekeeping, chicken-raising, or composting to making green cleaning products and homemade soaps.

Part of the book collection includes teaching resources intended to support and bolster curriculum in the Environmental Science, Consumer Science and Shop departments.

Books were chosen with input from school Environmental Science and Consumer Science departments, as well as school librarian Judy Kich, and PASA member Amanda Avery, a librarian at Marywood University. The books are housed at the high school library, available to students for check-out, as well as to community members who can request the titles through the Wayne County Public Library system.

For a list of available titles call the Wayne County Public Library at (570)253-1220 and ask for Ann.