Since 2008, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library have been helping Vineyard residents do their part in keeping our Earth a little greener by offering reusable, recyclable polypropylene bags, to help reduce the use of plastic bags by library patrons. The sturdy eco-friendly bags can be used to carry books and DVDs home from the library, or may be used for groceries and other personal items. The bags are also available in a new color this year, "Vineyard Purple."
In the past, the bags were available for purchase at the Library for less than the cost of manufacturing and shipping paid by the Friends of the Library. Due to price increases and in order to raise money to continue to support library children's programs and other initiatives, the price of the bags will be changed. Effective October 1st 2012, the bags will be sold for $2.