Why read? • Reading develops grammar, vocabulary and analytical thinking. • Reading reduces stress. • Reading improves your memory. • Reading teaches you new things and increases general knowledge.
What you’ll need: • Shelf or table • Books • A sign to let people know how to use the book exchange • A poster to encourage people to participate in the book exchange
How to use the book exchange: 1. Bring a book (or books) and leave it for other people to read 2. Exchange your book for a difference one 3. If you see a book you want but don’t have one to exchange take it anyway and bring one in another time
Tips: • Spice it up with variety! Novels, how-to books, cookbooks, gardening books and magazines are all great! • Put up signs to create awareness and encourage people to participate. • Move the books around on the shelves every few days to display new ones. • Your local library is a great place to gather books to start. • Add bookmarks provided by the Learning City Initiative.