Mohn recaps Earth Day cleanup statistics
NO FINES FOR KIDS At the library through Labor Day, we will not charge any late fines on children’s items (except for DVDs). Ask the Circulation Desk if you need more information.
••• FOR ADULT READERS Registration will be required by all adults for July 8 and July 9, to Grooversize with Mike Swagg at 3 p.m. each day. Get your sweat on in this aerobics class when Mike Swagg visits the library. There is limited space, so sign up today.
••• CRAFTS IN THE AFTERNOON Children of all ages are invited to the librar y on Thursday, June 30, at 2:30 p.m. for an afternoon of crafting and art fun.
••• MOTHER GOOSE Children from 3 to 36 months will want to be at the library on July 26 for Mother Goose on the Loose. Mark down the date and come in for nursery rhymes, songs, movement, puppets and a story. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. July 26.
JULY FUN On Monday, July 11, those youngsters ages 2 to 5 will want to be at the library for hands-on learning about a science topic. Registration is required, so sign up for this 10:30 a.m. program.
You can finger paint on Friday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m., if you are ages 2 to 6 for this fun session.
For young people ages 2 to 8, we will have a stuffed animal sleepover on Thursday, July 7. Drop off your stuffed animal at the library for a sleepover. Pick up your stuffed animal the next day and see all the fun they had.
Registration will be required for all those ages 4 to 8, who will want to have a Fancy Nancy Tea Party on Friday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m., and again at 2:30 p.m. Dress in your best outfit, and enjoy a book, craft and the tea party. Sign up today.
Questions may be phoned in Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Call 410745-0980 or 410-643-8161.
CENTREVILLE — April’s Weeklong Earth Day Cleanup event was a great success thanks to the many residents who chipped in and helped, said Todd Mohn, director of Queen Anne’s County Public Works.
“Volunteers cleaned up 137 miles of county roads, parks, schools, and trails,” Mohn said at the June 14, Queen Anne’s County Commission meeting.
A total of 3.45 tons of trash and recyclables were collected. Of the 3.45 tons collected, a total of 2.51 tons (5,020 lbs.) was trash, 0.61 tons (1,220 lbs.) was recyclables, 0.23 tons (450 lbs.) were tires and 0.10 tons (100 lbs.) were metal items. Some of the more unusual items collected included a cow staunch, razor scooter, printer, metal stool, metal sign supports and carpet padding.
The Mid-Shores’ Spring Household Hazardous Waste event was held in Queen Anne’s County last spring and brought in a record 560 vehicles with waste such as paint and electronics, said Mohn. The next Household Hazardous Waste event will be Nov. 5, at the Mid-Shore Regional Landfill in Easton. MidShore County Household Hazardous Waste events are sponsored by Maryland Environmental Service.
“We have begun planning our fall clean-up event to be held Nov. 19 and 20,” Mohn said. The fall clean-up event will be just like the spring event, with the county contributing gear such as gloves, bags and reflective vests.
More information can be found at qac.org or by calling the Queen Anne’s County Department of Public Works at 410-758-0920.