Free Book Swap Returns to Wayne County Fairgrounds Columbus Day Weekend

September 1, 2022

HONESDALE–SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania (SEEDS) is proud to announce the return of the Free Book Swap to the Wayne County Fairgrounds October 8 and 9. This is the only event in Wayne County that knows no limit! No requirements, no limitations, all books. 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–community neighbors, families, visitors, organizations, agencies, businesses, groups, artists, collectors, anyone. 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 100,000 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, visit for a full list of opportunities. 

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

SEEDS is grateful to our 2022 grantors and sponsors. Grantors include PPL Corporation, The Overlook Estate Foundation, and the Robert H. Spitz Foundation. Stewardship Sponsors include The Grimm Foundation, Honesdale National Bank, Hickory Hill Foundation, and American Truck Historical Society. Cultivation Sponsors include: Olsommer-Clarke Insurance Group, Pioneer Construction Co., Buselli Solutions, Dirlam Brothers Lumber Company, Wayne Bank, Beech Grove Grange, Frey-Fetsock Funeral Home, Wayne County Community Foundation, and Turano Insurance. Insight Sponsors include: Citizens Savings Bank, Nature’s Grace Health Foods and Deli, Roche Supply Inc, The East Shore LLC, Platform Industries, RE/MAX Wayne, Hamlin Dental Center, Scarfalloto’s Towne House Diner/Restaurant, Rymeg International, Complete Health Dentistry of NEPA, and Dyberry Creek Farm. Other sponsors include: Community Vocational Service, Inc, Quality Printing, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and Pocono Forest Wildlife Services. 

SEEDS is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Honesdale, promoting renewable 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 energy conservation, healthy local food, and recycling. For more information about SEEDS, visit

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