Community book swap coming to Timberlands library

First time event

Timberlands Branch of Red Deer Public Library is giving book lovers a chance to stock up on some summer reading with its first community book swap on June 10.

People can drop off gently used books until June 8, up to a maximum of five per family. For each book people will receive a token to use at the swap for a new book.

“You don’t have to pay, but you do need to drop a book off to get a token,” said branch manager Karen Drok.

She said the swap runs from 12 to 5 p.m. and is open anyone in Red Deer. People don’t even have to be a library member.

She said the swap won’t be as diverse or as large as Red Deer Public Library’s annual Friends of the Library book sale because the number of books people can bring is limited. So far about 30 books have been dropped off. Most are adult fiction including some newer popular titles.

She said swapping books is a good option for people who don’t want to take library books on their vacations.

“They’re afraid they will lose them. We hear that a lot from people.”

Depending on the books that are dropped off there’s a chance people may not find exactly what they want, but it is an opportunity to get free books, she said.

“Books are kind of expensive to buy brand new so you still might walk away with a couple good new-to-you books.”

They may also find something available for sale for about a $1 in the branch’s small used book area, she said.

Timberlands Branch opened about three years ago and the book swap is expected to help raise awareness of the branch. Its collection has been growing and shelves are now full, she said.

“We have quite a large adult DVD collection for the size of our library and we’re always getting new DVDs in. Our kids area is always popular. We try to have all the new and popular kids books. We also have a good sized kids books French collection,” Drok said about the branch that is located in the same building as Ecole Barrie Wilson Elementary School.

She said the Timberlands collection focuses on newer, popular books.

Some people also use the branch as a convenient place to pick up holds and drop off library items from other branches, she said.

Timberlands Branch is located at 300 Timothy Dr.

szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

Just Posted

911 operator helps Red Deer couple during birth

Meet for the first time Thursday

Canada’s 150 year ends on ice, but no hockey pucks, triple jumps allowed

OTTAWA — No figure skating. No hockey. No racing. No cell phones.… Continue reading

Banner signing at Collicutt Centre

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Regulator investigating Sears Canada liquidation sale prices: monitor

TORONTO — The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some… Continue reading

Video: Joshua Frank explains shooting Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus

Frank and Jason Klaus are facing triple murder charges in the deaths Klaus’ parents and sister

Updated: Missing Sylvan Lake women found

Women were reported missing earlier this week

Liberals propose billions for affordable housing, including individual benefits

A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to… Continue reading

Alberta Party sees growth in Central Alberta

Greg Clark addressed health care needs addressed in Red Deer

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

All discretionary spending frozen until full budget numbers are presented

WATCH: Ponoka’s Festival of Trees sees continued support

Three days of celebration and fundraising held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre

Creationist will speak at home-schooling convention in Red Deer

Ken Ham has debated Bill Nye on the Earth’s origins

CP Holiday train makes stops in Central Alberta

The popular train will feature entertainment from Colin James and Emma-Lee

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million, auditor general says

The federal government’s chronic salary struggles will take more time and more… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month