MS Hosts Book Swap Shop

 
You may have heard the phrase that "students who read succeed."  With that notion, teachers and staff members at Pine- Richland Middle School came up with a creative way to generate excitement around reading. 
 
They created an all- school book swap shop, and more than 800 books were exchanged during the first- ever reading event at PRMS on May 13, 2016. 
 
Students in grades seven through eight were encouraged to bring in middle-school level books they no longer use.  Each time a student turned in a book, the student was given a swap shop ticket.  Students then had the opportunity to come back to the library, browse the collection of swap shop books and purchase books with tickets. 
 
"Kids enjoyed browsing and shopping for new summer reading material, and they were heard discussing and suggesting books to each other," said PRMS Reading Teacher Jennifer Pursley.  "It was great to see so many kids excited about books and reading.  All the books that were left over were donated to Longmore Academy, which is part of Mars Home for Youth."