The Greenbriar Little Free Library winter weather forecast is here!
While everyone else is stocking up on bread and toilet paper, we recommend you stock up immediately on that most important of storm necessities — books.
Shouldn’t every day be Read a Book Day?
In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…
National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th.
Don’t keep it to yourself. Share the experience! Read aloud to anyone who will listen.
Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime. Books are an inexpensive entertainment, education and time machine, too!
In this quiz, you will identify the BOOK that a movie is based on with plot descriptions and character descriptions
Books are a weakness of mine. I find it hard to part with them once I’ve read them. They just look so pretty on the bookcase! But they take up space, and if you want to buy new books, you have to part with the old ones.
Books are quite straightforward to sell. If you’ve got textbooks Amazon and eBay are a great place to start, textbooks tend to be quite expensive and some editions will sell for a lot of money. Novels are harder to sell because they are mass produced, so you likely won’t make that much money selling them. If you decide to sell novels, you may make more money selling books as a collection than selling as singles.
If you don’t fancy navigating the wilds of auction selling, there are plenty of companies that will take books off your hands in bulk. Most of these options give you a way to check how much you’ll make before selling, make sure to pay attention as you may only be offered a few pence for each of your books. There are lots of links to selling sites at the end of this article for you to explore.
If you don’t want to sell you can donate books to a school, library or charity shop. It’s always a good idea to check with the shop before donating. Book swapping is a great way to exchange old books for new books. All you need to do is make friends with other readers and agree to swap books when you are done. I used to do this with about three friends and once a book had done the rounds we donated it to a charity shop.
You could also set up a book swap in your school, office, church or any other group you belong to. Simply put books you don’t want on a bookshelf and let others take them for free. Books contain many adventures, but what if your book went on an adventure of its own?
Similar to the book swapping option, Book Crossing encourages you to send your books out into the wild, only you’ll be able to track where they’ve been via a number of journal entries left by whoever is reading them at the time.
Two new books showed up in the Little Free Library bearing BookCrossing Labels last night. I registered them and released them back into the wild.
If you find them, please take a moment to log them into BookCrossing so folks can see where they travel.
Several years ago, my mom found a book with a curious label in it. The label said it was a “BookCrossing” book. My mom doesn’t have a computer, so I registered the book and I was off and running. I think this idea is so cool.
Each book has a unique BCID (BookCrossing ID). By entering that number at http://www.bookcrossing.com/ you can see where the book has been – and then you can track where it goes. If you’re familiar with Where’s George? for dollar bills, this is similar.
Many other Little Free Libraries are connected with BookCrossing and I thought it would be fun to have my Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664 play along, too.
In addition to randomly finding books, you can also go hunting for them at http://www.bookcrossing.com/hunt
This video is a great short explanation:
The Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664 is an official BookCrossing Zone.
How many of these great books has your teen read? How about you? Is it catchup time?
Time magazine ranked lasting favorites for young readers, from “Little Women” to “Harry Potter”