Book swap encourages good reading habits - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Book swap encourages good reading habits

Parents and kids pick out a new book and swap it their old one at the Lawton Public Library (Source KSWO) Parents and kids pick out a new book and swap it their old one at the Lawton Public Library (Source KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - United Way of Southwest Oklahoma Success By 6 program held their second annual Children's Book Swap on Saturday at Lawton's Public Library.  Children brought in gently used books and swapped them for ones they haven't read. Over 2,000 books were available for children and teenagers appropriate for their age groups and reading levels. The novels came in all genres. Chapter books were the most popular along with picture books for children.

Literacy Coordinator Barbara Griffin said the goal of the day was to get kids to fall in love with reading and learning.

"We need to put books in the hands of children,” Griffin said. “Yes, they have video games and yes, that's something they need, but to be able to slow down and savor the words that are in books. [They need] to learn from books and to put themselves into what the character in the story is doing."

If you missed out on the book swap, another one will be held this year.

If you'd like to donate books to the program, you can drop them off at United Way at 1116 Southwest A Avenue.

Copyright 2018 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:17:36 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

  • White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:30:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:19:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

  • First Alert Forecast: Record breaking heat possible Friday

    First Alert Forecast: Record breaking heat possible Friday

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:17:06 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    Records are possible on Friday

    Records are possible on Friday

Powered by Frankly