Starting this month, everyone in Cayuga County with a library card will have access to an easy-to-use device that can help cut energy use - and energy bills.
Thanks to a grant from the Cayuga Community Fund, Seymour Library has purchased 10 Kill A Watt EZ power meters. The meter plugs into an electrical outlet, measures the energy use of any appliance or device that is plugged into it, and shows the cost of the energy consumed. The devices are available to anyone with a library card at any library in Cayuga County. They may be borrowed just the same as a book, and can be checked out for three weeks. The meters are listed in the online catalog as "Kill a Watt electricity usage monitor"; use all or a few words of that term to find and place a hold on one.
The library also has purchased a number of new books on sustainability, covering such subjects as gardening, housing and energy conservation. The collection is being shared among all of the county libraries. A full list of books is available here.