Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Book Exchange Party

My boy's school did an End-of-the-Year-Book-Exchange.  It was a HUGE success!  There were piles and piles of books and piles and piles of kids.  My boys brought home a backpack full each of new-to-them books.  Some of them will definitely be keepers.  The rest we'll just send back next year.  I think I might have been more excited about the book exchange than my boys.  And next year I might even volunteer to help with it.  It was that cool!

A used book exchange is a brilliant idea for the summer.  I am so pleased to be a part of a school which has some amazing creativity!  The best part is that it is something anyone could  do.  So if your school doesn't do a book exchange or you just need a fresh pile of books try this idea. The concept is easy. 

Invite a good handful of friends or neighborhood kids to bring all the books they are done reading and ready to pass on to someone else to your back yard.  Then trade one for one.  It's that simple! 

Of course if you wanted to make it a little flashy you could do a book reading, add a craft, and of course, some healthy snacks.  If it were me I'd make sure I threw in a few extra books so that there were plenty to choose from.  I'm sure I could pick up some at garage sales or second hand stores.  The leftovers, if any, could be kept for the next book exchange or donated to a charity of choice.

Now doesn't that sound like a fun way to spend a summer's day!

Happy Tales!