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By Dallas Smith
For The Sentinel 

Library book exchange encourages young readers


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TREND SETTERS: Trends in young adult fiction have been shaped by such hits as the Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games.

On April 20, the Goldendale Community Library will hold its fourth annual Children’s Book Exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exchange is an Earth Day related event that encourages more youth to discover reading.

“[The Children’s Book Exchange] is a program to get kids exchanging books,” Community Librarian Naomi Fisher explains. The exchange is open to youth up to 19 years of age and encourages them to come exchange their old books for new reading material; and if they don’t have any books to exchange, they are welcome to select three books.

“The exchange is open to all youth, and don’t forget a bag to load up with goodies!” says Susan Kerwin, who is supervising the excha...

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