Community members who play their Bingo cards just right will be in the running for some cool prizes from the Los Alamos County Library System and the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). There are only two weeks left to get in on the game though!
The library and DPU teamed up recently to launch the expansion of the Library of Things, in which library patrons can check out more than just books and typical media. DPU provided induction cooktops and Kill-A-Watt power meters for the Library of Things. Put simply, the items can help library patrons figure out ways to conserve energy and reduce utility costs.
To kick-off the Library of Things, the library and DPU are hosting Resource Conservation Bingo until July 8. Resource Conservation Bingo cards include a variety of conservation-friendly actions community members can take to positively impact the environment around them. Examples of actions are “ride your bike for a day,” “check your utility consumption with LAC DPU’s AMI portal,” and “start recycling.”
Participants who mark off a line of actions on their Bingo cards can turn them in to be included in drawings on July 8 at ScienceFest’s Discovery Day. Cards may be picked up from and returned to the Mesa Public Library, the White Rock Branch Library, and the hallway in front of the Customer Care Center in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.
The names of two grand prize winners and 10 runner-up winners will be drawn at 1 p.m. at the Library booth during Discovery Day. Grand prizes are an induction cooktop and a gift basket holding books and a gift card to the local bookstore. The runner-up prizes include an assortment of items from the library and DPU, including electric emoji socks and power banks.