Posted by: montclairlibrary | January 1, 2013


Close-up of FOML tote bag
Have you heard? Starting today, most grocery stores in Alameda County will no longer provide single-use plastic bags at checkout, and paper bags will cost you a minimum of $0.10. (More info at If you’re not already using re-usable bags for every shopping trip, make the transition easier by getting in the habit of keeping a bag or two stashed in your car, bike bag, office, coat or purse.

In an East Bay Express article, points out that plastic bags take hundreds of years to break down, and the ordinance will also save cities money on litter and storm drain cleanup and help keep the Bay cleaner. A reusable bag can replace more than 600 single-use plastic bags over its lifetime!

Now is a great time to support the library by buying a re-usable tote bag featuring the four wise owls from the library sign. These bags are perfect for carrying groceries, library books and other goodies, and start at just $9.95.

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