TAKE ‘N TRADE . . .
1. Recently, you put up a box outside of the church. What is this box for?
We call it the Take ‘N Trade. It is for people to take books out and trade others in so someone else can take books. This is free
for everyone. It is mostly children’s books but there may be some other books as well.
2. how did you come up with this idea?
We both really like reading and thought it would be important so other people that cannot get books on their own do not have to pay for books. We had a lot of books we were no longer using and wanted a way to get them to others.
3. What badge is this project helping you to achieve?
Building these boxes and putting them up we earned the Girl Scouts Bronze Award. It is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn.
4. How do you hope the neighborhood uses your box?
We hope they treat it with respect, only take only a few books at a time and try to trade them or others back in if they can. Also we would love it if they would be able to leave any unused books for others even when not taking any.
5. Why do you think giving children books is important?
It is important so they can learn to read. Reading helps you learn, and it will help them to do bigger and better things.
6. What else would you like to add?
Please feel free to tell others about or Take ‘N Trade box and encourage them to use it too so as many people as possible can be reached.
We do have a second box that we will be putting in out front of the church when the weather gets warmer that will be used the same way.