Something fishy was going on at Onekama
Elementary School on Friday, March 8. Students were in
the school library, loading up on new books, with no
return date necessary.
The event was the school’s annual Book
Exchange, which takes place each year during March is
Reading Month. This year’s theme for the month is
“Hooked on Reading,” and it involves a month of
activities designed to get students engaged in and
excited about reading.
For the Book Exchange, students were
asked to bring in used books in good condition, and they
had the opportunity to trade them for books brought in
by others. On Friday, 353 books were exchanged, and
students eagerly showed off their new treasures.
“I have a new Magic School Bus book now,”
said second grader Cheryl Showalter, “and I can’t wait
to read it!