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.

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