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Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, VT Celebrates Earth Day by Unveiling New Ways to Go Green

Come to the Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, VT on Friday, April 22 starting at 11:30am to celebrate Earth Day. The library will be unveiling new green initiatives, including a ribbon cutting for their solar panels and a new bicycle repair station.

Family Fun at the Library: Other activities at the library will include a family-friendly kids’ movie about Butterfly Migration called “Flight of the Butterflies” at 3:30 in the community room. And there will be garden-themed make & take crafts for families to bring home.

Solar: The Library is hosting a ribbon cutting for their roof-top solar array. The 88 QCELLS panels were installed by Green Mountain Solar. Green Mountain Solar is a local solar and battery installation company, started 5 years ago by Hinesburg resident, Paul Lesure. “This project has been particularly important to me,” says Paul, Green Mountain Solar’s President. “I believe that reaching our renewable energy goals has to start in our own back yard, so it was an absolute privilege to help my local library go solar.”

Bicycles: On this special day celebrating our planet it gives us great pleasure to share a new addition of a DERO bike repair station located at the Carpenter Carse Library. It’s available for all cyclists to use.  And it’s free!  The Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club along with friends and community members have dedicated this DERO bike repair station and air pump in memory of Stephen “Spike” Haskew Clayton who passed away in 2019.  A Hinesburg resident, Spike was an avid cyclist, skier, businessman – always one to share his passions with others.   There are three other DERO stations located in neighboring towns,  Shelburne and Charlotte- also dedicated  in memory of beloved cyclists.

Members of the community and the press are invited to join us on Friday, April 22 starting at 11:30am to celebrate Earth Day.

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