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North Country Union High School to host community book swap to foster love of reading

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NEWPORT — In an innovative approach to promote literacy and community spirit, North Country Union High School will host a Life-Skills Book Swap event on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with entry available through donation.

The event, inspired by students’ fond memories of elementary school book fairs and the desire to make reading material more accessible, will not limit the number of books attendees can take home. The vast array of genres, from how-to guides and children’s stories to holiday books and both fiction and nonfiction, ensures that there will be something for everyone.

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Proceeds from the book swap will directly benefit the Life-Skills Activities Fund, supporting further educational initiatives. The school’s librarian, Kristen McAllister, and life-skills teachers Cheryl Bugbee and Lisa Moulton have joined forces to organize the event, which has already seen a substantial influx of book donations.

Adding to the day’s festivities, the Life-Skills Mobile Mug Coffee Shop, a project launched as part of the school’s math programming, will offer hot chocolate, coffee, and baked goods for sale. This initiative not only provides practical learning experiences for students but also contributes to the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the event.

With the school community eagerly anticipating a successful turnout, the hope is that this event will become a cherished tradition, fostering a greater sense of connection and a love for literacy among all participants.

Carrie Lucas is the organizer of this event, and anyone with donations or questions can contact her directly at the school by calling 802-334-7921, x3412.

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