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Clark County

February 4, 2013

Book sales and swaps draw readers from the area

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Cold weather and snow-covered roads didn’t keep bookworms from seeking out fresh reads to curl up with on Saturday morning.

Libraries in Clark and Floyd counties had visitors borrowing as usual, but also gave them a chance to keep the books they took with books swaps and sales.

For the first time, the Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library hosted a book swap in its snack room. Patrons brought up to six books to exchange with whatever was on the table.

Pam Seabolt, branch manager, said as the roads began clearing, more people came in to take some new books and leave their finished ones for others.

“The weather’s kind of wonky, so I’ll probably try another one again this summer and go from there,” Seabolt said. “It’s open to anybody, adults and children, so people can bring in any books and trade them out.”

She said Clarksville Parks and Recreation tried a book swap at Clarksville Middle School before, but it didn’t get a whole lot of traffic. She said if all goes well, she hopes to have a book swap a few times a year.

Jerry Haggard, 61 of Sellersburg, brought in six books she finished reading for the swap. Walking away with a few new mystery and romance novels, she said she hopes there are more swaps as the year goes on.

“This is a neat thing to do,” Haggard said. “All of us have books we’ve read, and by the time you pass them around to your friends, you don’t really want to part with them without having something else.”

But while scheduling hasn’t been set up, Seabolt said a rack with books for sale is available every day. She said the books usually don’t stay on the shelf long, which gives readers a good variety if they check back once every couple of days.

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