10th Annual FREE Book Swap at a NEW Location! FREE BOOKS FOR ALL!

September 10, 2021

SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania (SEEDS) is proud to announce the return of the Free Book Swap at a new location, the Wayne County Fairgrounds from September 18 to 19! 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 to see every book into a new home. Whether you bring ten, one or none, you are welcome to browse the red metal building on the fairgrounds and fill your arms (bags and boxes) with literary loot. 

The Free Book Swap invites everyone to get FREE BOOKS! Community neighbors, families, visitors, organizations, agencies, businesses, groups, artists, and collectors are encouraged to visit the event on Saturday, September 18 from 9 am to 4 pm, or Sunday, September 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. Create a home library, leave some in a waiting room or lobby, offer them in a Little Free Library, repurpose for arts and crafts projects, the possibilities are endless! 

Free Books! |  No limitations

Over the past several years, this annual FREE event has relocated 70,000 pieces of media, and many went to new homes and families here in NEPA. It is one of the single largest recycling events in our area. In 2019, the event broke records (again)! 20,000 books were donated; 11,000 were taken that day to new homes; and 3,000 pounds were sent to Better World Books to support global literacy efforts. Some were recycled at our county center. None went to a landfill. This event won an Environmental Partnership Award in 2019 given by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. 

Volunteers make this event possible! We welcome new volunteers to join in the sorting and story-sharing. New or returning volunteers may express interest to

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Do you have “a whole bunch of books” to drop off? Box ‘em up and bring them early! Place the number of books on the outside of each bag or box for quick calculating! The event tracks collection and distribution totals for bragging rights. Follow signs for Donations during these times:

Book Donations Accepted  |  Not required

Cultivation Sponsors include: Turano Insurance, Frey Fetsock Funeral Home, Pioneer Construction Co., Inc, The Dime Bank, REMAXWayne, Hamlin Dental Center, Apple Pond Farm, and Wayne Bank. Insight Sponsors include: Dirlam Bros Lumber Co Inc, Citizens Savings Bank, Meagher for Judge Committee, Nature’s Grace, Roche Supply Inc, The East Shore LLC, Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau, Scarfalloto’s Towne House Diner/Restaurant, Wayne Conservation District, and Dyberry Creek Farm. Other sponsors include: Community Vocational Service, Inc, Here & Now Brewing Company, Quality Printing, Brookfield Renewables and Honesdale National Bank. With a grant from the Wayne County Community Foundation.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy and Education Development Support) of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Honesdale, promoting sustainable energy and sustainable living in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware region. Its goals include improving the health of our environment and local economy through energy efficiency and sustainability practices, such as conservation and recycling. For more information about SEEDS, visit, call 570-245-1256 or email

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