Feb. 1, 2004 – The St. Croix Library Association, pleased with the highly successful third Book Swap in early December, is planning to do it again. This time it'll be at a booth at the Agriculture and Food Fair later this month.
Project coordinator and library Virginia Stephens said the December event swapped $400 to $500 worth of books, and she's enthusiastic about the way this is moving books around among young readers on the island.
It works like this: a youngster bring a book to school to swap, and in trade he or she gets a coupon, which is good for a choice of a different book. While Mom or Dad is looking at cattle or ground provisions or solar power at the Ag Fair, the youngster heads for the Library Association booth, and trades in a coupon (or two, or 10) for a book (or two, or 10) she or he wants to read. The booth will be open all days of the fair, Stephens said.
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