Recycle, reuse, create

Angie Hobbs

Angie Hobbs

It started with a dragon made from recycled packaging materials. Michael Greene, who works in the Professional Center Library, had twisted the brown paper and added some colorful details to create the 8-foot long mythical beast.

His colleague, Maureen Eggert, an associate director of the library, saw it and enlisted the help of Angie Hobbs, reference coordinator, to figure out how discarded books and other library materials might be creatively recycled.

Thinking this would make a fun team-building project, Hobbs challenged the Professional Center Library staff to transform outdated law books and other materials into decorative and useful items for display in the library during the holiday season.

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