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Friday, January 30, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 21.0° F  Mostly Cloudy
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How much energy?

Sure, you can check out books at the Madison Public Library, and CDs, DVDs, and even toys. You can also check out a portable energy meter. Through a joint program with MGE, patrons can take home a plug-in meter that will measure electricity used by various appliances and how much it costs to run them, even see how much electricity appliances that are turned "off" are using. The meter works on any standard 120-volt appliance. Check-out period is for two weeks. For more info, see or call your local branch library.

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