How to organize a successful book exchange:

 Woman picking a book off a shelf


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



Bring a book (or books) and leave it for other people to read.
Exchange your book for a different one.
If you see a book you want but don’t have one to exchange take it anyway and bring one in another time.


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.

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.

The Learning City Initiative can help get you started by providing a poster and bookmarks. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!