Parents can get new titles for kids at book swap

Written by on August 10, 2011 in Community Bulletin - No comments

Children’s clothes, children’s toys, children’s shoes.

Some things are just always being outgrown.

Now, add one more thing to the list: children’s books. No matter how much they liked “Goodnight Moon” and “Clifford The Big Red Dog,” there comes a time when they’re ready for more grown-up fare. Say, Nancy Drew. Judy Blume. The “Twilight” series. Harry Potter.

The Southeast Anchor Library is giving parents the chance to trade out kids’ old books for something they haven’t read yet — and to pass those well-read books along to someone new.

The Children’s Book Swap will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the library, located at 3601 Eastern Avenue. Books appropriate for ages 3-12 will be accepted.

Advance drop-off of books at the library will be accepted on Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m, and on Monday, August 22 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Books may also be brought in to trade on the day of the event.

Note: The Southeast Anchor Library is closed on Sunday, and will not be accepting books that day.

The library staff has asked families to donate only books that are in good condition; books that are missing pages or covers, or which have mold, water damage or other problems, are not recommended.

Any books left over at the end of the swap period will be donated to a Baltimore area non-profit. Information is available by calling 410-396-1580.

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