CBAL introduces “Wild Books”- a fun, free book exchange program

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is launching their Wild Books free book exchange program in the Elk Valley.

Readers can practice a new style of catch and release as Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) launches their Wild Books free book exchange program in the Elk Valley.

Megan Morton, CBAL coordinator, explained “‘Wild Books’ is a catch and release reading adventure for you to discover.  Keep your eyes peeled for the “Wild Books” label on a seemingly discarded book at a coffee shop, grocery store or park bench. If you find one, pick it up – it’s there for you.  Then take it home and read it.  When you’re done reading, release the book back into the wild (anywhere you want).”

You can release a book of your own into the Wild Books stream too. Wild Books labels are available at the Elkford Public Library, Sparwood Public Library, Polar Peeks Books and Treasures, Fernie Tea and Coffee House or the CBAL Community Learning Place at the Max Turyk Community Centre. Once you have tagged the book, it has become a Wild Book, and it’s your job to release it.

To share your Wild Book experience, visit their blog at http://www.cbal.org/wild-books.html. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Morton at (250) 433-7378 or by email at mmorton@cbal.org. Enjoy your Wild Books adventure.

 

 

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