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Schaumburg library hosts Environmental Fair

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All ages are invited to a free Environmental Fair from 1 to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, April 30, in the Rasmussen Room of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

Representatives of various Earth-friendly organizations will showcase diverse displays and provide educational information about the environment.

The Hoffman Estates Garden Club will offer tips for growing a beautiful garden, while Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards will explain native habitat restoration. River Trails Nature Center, based in Northbrook, will feature a collection of skulls and furs while teaching about trails, wildlife and nature programs.

The "Urban Worm" girl, Stephanie Davies, will have an educational display including live worms. SCARCE, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education and conservation, will display "Trash to Treasures," featuring different products made from recycled content.

Assorted eco-friendly items will be available for purchase from vendors. Spring Valley Nature Center will host several programs and display rain barrels which can be bought. The center will join with the Schaumburg Garden Club for a Native Plant Sale on May 1 outside Spring Valley's Visitor Center.

The "Tomato Lady," Barbara Peterson, will talk about container gardening and season-extending tips. Schaumburg Bicycle Club representatives will discuss skilled and safe bicycling, and offer information on bicycling events throughout the year, including scenic rides and tours.

Patrons will be able to meet different ecological and fair trade retailers. The library itself also will be represented and accepting used crayons, eyeglasses, flags and keys for recycling.

For more information, call the library at (847) 923-3439.