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NWT Literacy Council
Organize a Book Swap Event
for your community!!!
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  1. Advertise the event one week ahead of time with posters, radio announcements, word of mouth, and invitations. (posters included in this package)
  2. Find a location for the event: library, community hall, school, band office, church….
  3. Ask people to bring books that they would like to swap for other books.
  4. Prepare snacks for the families that attend the event.
  5. Have people drop off their books the evening before the event so that there is time to arrange them on tables. Put adult books and children books in separate areas.
  6. Put a limit on the amount of books that each family can take home depending on the number of books that you have.
  7. Set up a reading circle and have a volunteer read to children. Look to your community for volunteers like the band office, the Northern store employees, the RCMP detachment or your local school. Encourage parents and children to read their new books together!
  8. Have a story telling time with elders from the community.
  9. Have draws throughout the event for prizes. (find sponsors in the community, contact the NWT Literacy Council for children's book prizes)
  10. Hand out family literacy tips to families and provide information on community literacy programs. (literacy tips included in this package)

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