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By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, March 16, 2013

{{{*}}}The artistic talents, innovation and efficiency of Bridgeport second graders are on display at the city’s public library in the form of dinosaurs made of recycled products.

DINO DISPLAY - Bridgeport Elementary second grader Montserrat Uribe-Baeza shows a dinosaur she made from recycled products. The creations of 122 students are on display at the Bridgeport Public Library through next week, which is when the library will hold its used books sale. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

DINO DISPLAY – Bridgeport Elementary second grader Montserrat Uribe-Baeza shows a dinosaur she made from recycled products. The creations of 122 students are on display at the Bridgeport Public Library through next week, which is when the library will hold its used books sale. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“Milk jugs, Tide boxes, tin cans, pom-poms, cotton balls, aluminum foil, toilet paper rolls – if you can imagine it, they used it,” said Monica Stromberg, assistant director and children’s librarian.

There’s even a pterodactyl whose head is the top of a Windex bottle and whose beak is a clothespin.

The more than 120 projects will be showcased through next week. They will be available for pick-up Thursday through Saturday, March 21 to 23, which coincides with the library’s used book sale.

“We have tons of paperbacks, beautiful hardback books – all kinds of stuff,” Stromberg said. “Stephen King, Debbie Macomber, Harlan Coben, John Grisham; mysteries, romances, western, lots of World War II works – everything.”

Cost is $1 for a hardback book; 50 cents for a paperback; VHS tapes, DVDs and music CDs are $1 each; and children’s books are 50 cents for a hardback and a quarter for a paperback.

Along with the book sale, the library will offer fine forgiveness and ask patrons to review and update their contact information as filed in the library’s system.

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