Book Swap Encourages Reading

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JAMESTOWN – A local book swap is aiming to get young readers new material.

Officials with Jamestown Public Schools say the JHS Raider Reader Book Swap was recently held to help provide books to students and staff for the holiday break.

The swap is sponsored by Raider Readers, the JHS book club. It is held for two days, twice a year, in the JHS library.

Students bring books from home that they have read and are willing to swap. They go to the library and trade each of their books for others that look interesting to them.

“The Book Swap at JHS allows students to pick new books to enjoy, while recycling old ones,” said JHS freshman Emma Higbee. “This year, I choose books to give as Christmas gifts. Because the selection changes each set, you never know what you may find! It is a great program to have at our school.”

The books on the tables change every set, so there’s a constant turn over all day long; teachers hope the students will find something of interest to read over break.

“As teachers, we want to show students that we value reading, so we encourage the kids to bring a book from home that they don’t want anymore and trade it for one at the Book Swap.  If a student does not have a book to trade, we have a stash of donated books that we give them. The goal is to encourage outside reading for fun,” said Barbi Price, Raider Reader Advisor.


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