The following was submitted by Julie Rose, business manager in the engineering department for the city of Salem:
This Saturday is the seventh book swap sponsored by SalemRecycles, the City of Salem Recycling Committee, at the Senior Center at 5 Broad Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The book swap is a great way to recycle your unwanted books, greeting cards, and commercial CDs, DVDs and videos. Take home a whole new selection of commercial media items, cards and even some best selling books. All books are accepted, even text books.
No swap is needed, anyone can just donate, or just take materials. Drop off will be held today from 6 to 7 p.m., and between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday. Volunteers will be on site to help.
SalemRecycles is the city's volunteer recycling committee which works to increase recycling and encourage positive recycling practices through educational outreach and special events. Through the last six book swaps, SalemRecycles has hosted over 1,200 participants, recycled an estimated 16,000 books, and avoided 8 tons of landfill disposal.
For more information about SalemRecycles or the Book Swap, please call (978)-619-5679 or visit www.salem.com/recycling.