top of page

Sustainability Initiative

The Valley Cottage Library has joined the Sustainable Libraries Initiative's Sustainable Libraries Certification Program


What is the SLCP? 

The Sustainable Libraries Initiative’s Sustainable Libraries Certification Program (SLCP) provides Valley Cottage Library with a tested, structured path forward to increase our library’s commitment to environmental stewardship, economic feasibility, and social equity.

Copy of SLI-logo-horizontal-COLOR.jpg

Plastic Bag and Film Recycling

Don’t trash your plastic bags, bring them to the Library to be recycled!


Drop off your plastic bags and film in the collection box in the Library’s vestibule. Plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue.



Produce bags, store bags, ice bags, Ziploc® and other similar bags, cereal box liners, case overwrap (from cases of water, paper towels, etc.), bread bags, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, bubble wrap, plastic e-commerce mailers.


Frozen food bags, candy bar wrappers, chip bags, net or mesh produce bags, pet food bags, degradable/compostable bags or film, pre-washed salad bags, hot dog or meat wrap packaging, six-pack rings, disposable gloves, masks or protective wear, pool covers, lamination film, vinyl shower curtains or tablecloths, bedding or linen packaging, shiny/crinkly films like floral wrap

Call for Volunteers
Repair Coaches Needed!

Seeking handy people to join VCL's first Repair Café as Repair Coaches.

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Repair Coaches are friendly people who have experience in repairing items like small appliances, woodworking/carpentry, electronics, lamps, clothes and costume jewelry. Volunteer Coaches work with their fellow neighbors to help repair broken items and give a better understanding of how it works.

No formal training needed, just a passion and a knack for fixing things!


For more information or to volunteer as a Repair Coach, contact

Ashley Maraffino: email or call 845-268-7700 ext. 155.

Repair Café is a community event where people can bring beloved but broken household items to be fixed for free by volunteer Repair Coaches, learning valuable repair skills and building community all while keeping items out of the landfill.

bottom of page