It’s Almost Here! The Annual FREE Book Swap – Sat Nov 17th!

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7th Annual FREE Book Swap Sat. Nov. 17th in Honesdale

2018 Book Swap flyer – FINAL

Bring your beloved and dusty books!

SEEDS and NaturED are proud to co-host the 7th annual Free Book Swap, presented this year again by lead sponsor, the Wayne County Bar Association. This is the only event in Wayne County that knows no limit! No requirements, no limitations, all books. Here are the rules: Bring as many as you want. Take as many as you want. The goal is see every book into a new home. Whether you bring ten, one or none on Saturday, November 17, you have from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to browse the space and fill your arms (bags and boxes) with literary loot. The event will be held at the Park Street Complex in Honesdale, 648 Park Street, near the Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Do you have “a whole bunch of books” to drop off? Large quantities (50 or more) are encouraged to arrive early. Place the number of books on the outside of each bag or box for quick calculating! The event’s collection and distribution totals are recorded and submitted to the America Recycles Day website for bragging rights. Large quantities can be unloaded on Thurs., Nov.15 from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm and Fri., Nov.16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Free Book Swap invites everyone to participate free of charge and to help themselves to as much as they can read. Community neighbors, organizations, agencies, businesses, groups, artists, and collectors are encouraged to visit the event on Saturday, November 17. Any leftovers will be shipped to Better World Books to support global literacy efforts.

Over the past several years, this annual FREE event, has relocated tens of thousands of books to new homes and families. It is one of the single largest recycling events in our area. Last year’s event broke records. Over 16,000 books were donated, more than 9,000 were taken that day to new homes. The remainder were donated, or shipped to a global literacy program. Books not in great condition were recycled. None went to a landfill. Volunteers make this event possible! We welcome new volunteers to join in the sorting and story-sharing. Interested volunteers may contact Jenna at Jenna@SeedsGroup.net.

This not-for-profit event is supported by community donations and sponsors to cover shipping expenses, event materials and volunteer hospitality. A special thank you to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, the Wayne County Bar Association!  Thank you to this year’s Book Sponsor, the Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home.

Search for the Free Book Swap on Facebook and online at freebookswap.wordpress.com.

Contact: JENNA MAUDER

PHONE: (610) 392-7219

eMAIL: jENNA@sEEDSgROUP.NET

 

(The SWAP attracts many volunteers each year)

 Thank you again to our lead sponsor Wayne County Bar Association