I'm good friends with one of the Moms at Duke's school and she sent me a letter in March about participating in a Kids' Book Exchange. I was all for it because my Husband and I are advocates for print. We've been slowly stockpiling books to save for our future grandchildren. Not that we're ready for grandchildren yet, just saying!
Duke loves books too and can't stop collecting 'em! We started taking him to Barnes & Noble when he was a toddler and would read to him in the Children's section. We've also made it a habit to take him to the local library where we let him choose 10 books to borrow, it's a great lesson in responsibility. I think my Husband & I enjoy this outing maybe more than he does. We've been lucky to find great books while out thrifting too. We need to keep brick & mortar bookstores alive and not let print die!
The book exchange is kinda chain letter-ish and I was skeptical but gave it a go. You print the letter 12 times - 6 of those letters you fill out and send it with 6 blank letters, you then take those sets and mail 'em to 6 of your friends. You buy 1 book and send it to the first person on the original letter and then you wait for your 6 books to come in. Duke received 2 books for only sending 1 out, not bad for being a skeptic, eh?! Even though we didn't get six books, we're happy we participated. And it was fun getting mail!
- Make sure the friends and family you choose to send letters to are the type to participate! No one likes a flake!
- Ask around on your social networks if you don't know 6 people to do this with you!
- Don't have time but still want to participate? Buy on Amazon!
- On a budget but still want to participate? Buy from a thrift store or send one of your childrens' gently used books! ( Reuse!)
I typed up the Kids' Book Exchange letter and you can find it here
. Or you can check out a different letter at Swenson Style
Labels: Duke, Kids' Book Exchange, Kids' Book Exchange Letter, Swenson Style