Thanks to your generosity, £25.29 has been raised through the Library book exchange. This money has been donated to Glebe House. There are two book exchanges, one in the Nuneaton campus Library the other in the Nuneaton staff lounge.
Thank you so much for your support. Happy New Year!
Thanks to your generosity the Library book exchange has recently raised £28.48p . This money has gone to the Nuneaton Foodbank. Thank you so much for your support 🙂
There are two book exchanges both at the Nuneaton campus – one in the Library and one in the staff lounge. There’s a good selection of fiction and non fiction available right now. Why not pop in and have a browse?
Just a reminder that the college library has two book exchanges for staff and students featuring a selection of fiction and non fiction titles. There’s one in the Nuneaton college library and another in the Nuneaton staff lounge. You can bring and take as many books as you would like for free.
If you would like to leave a charitable donation there is an honesty tin at both exchanges. Last month we raised over 30 pounds through the exchange, this was sent to Glebe House at the Nuneaton campus. The house is a fantastic source of support for students facing a wide range of difficulties. For example they provide cooked breakfast and shower facilities in the mornings.
Book exchange titles currently available include:
The Summer That Never Was by Peter Robinson.
Genesis by Karen Slaughter.
Living A Lie by Josephine Cox.
Contact by Carl Sagan
If you can’t find anything that takes your fancy then don’t forget the library also has a wide selection of fiction titles. These can be borrowed for up to three weeks at both the Nuneaton and Hinckley campuses. You can renew in person, over the phone, online or by scanning QR codes.
If you’re looking for thrills look no further than the 13th Jack Reacher adventure ‘Gone Tomorrow’ by Lee Child, or ‘Roadside Crosses’ by Jeffery Deaver. There’s exciting historical fiction too, courtesy of Philippa Gregory’s ‘The Red Queen’ (set during the reign of King Richard III).
Or, if you prefer the classics, there’s J.D Salinger’s ‘Catcher In The Rye’ & Oscar Wilde’s ‘De Profundis’, ‘The Ballad Of Reading Gaol & Other Writings’.
You can also find several non fiction titles on the Book Exchange shelves, including ‘The Definitive Guide To The Internet’ by Paul Bartlett.
To use the Book Exchange, help yourself to any books you would like, donate books you no longer require or leave a small charity donation in the honesty tin. There are two Book Exchanges at Nuneaton, one in the library the other in the staff lounge. Hinckley campus also has one in the student centre.
Alternately if you enjoy reading for pleasure check out the library online catalogue for a full list of fiction titles available.
Once again, together we have raised a good amount from the Book Exchange!
Book Exchange is a collection of already read books which students and staff have generously donated or swapped; and in addition many people using Book Exchange leave a small donation. Book Exchange can be found in the library and staff lounge in Nuneaton and student centre in Hinckley.
Last term, the Book Exchange raised £66.80, which was handed in to lecturer Helen Nixon in Child Studies. This department has been collecting money for a girl called Paige, who was born after a difficult delivery and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). She needed to raise money for an operation, rhizotomy, to be undertaken in America so that she can become more mobile. Paige has now had the operation and is recovering at the Coventry Hospital for some painful physiotherapy.
A small donation can go a long way and make a big difference. Pennies make pounds!
More about Book Exchange
The library Book Exchange scheme is definitely growing bigger and getting better…
In addition to the Nuneaton site Book Exchange, we have now set up one at the new Hinckley site in the Student Centre.
Take time and go in to the Student Centre to have a browse. You might find a book that may interest you to take away on holiday. Also, if you have a book that you have finished reading and don’t need any more, share the love by bringing it in for someone else to read. Alternatively, you can take a book and leave a donation for charity. So far, this has been a great success and raised hundreds of pounds for local and national good causes.
Don’t let your old books go to landfill – the Book Exchange is a great way of recycling your books!!!
More about Book Exchange
During a short trip to Paris, I popped in to a cultural centre somewhere on outskirts of the city – exhibitions, workshops, a courtyard used for theatrical shows, bookshop and book exchange trailer: take what you want and leave what you’ve already read.
Just like in our college!
Good news once again! Between Nuneaton and Hinckley Library, we have collected a generous amount of £49.50 from the ongoing book exchange. This has been paid towards the local Doorway charity which the college is working with. So keep doing your bit by sharing the books you’ve read for others to enjoy; and at the same time, if you wish, donate a few coins for a good cause. Read more about the Book Exchange.
To coincide with Green Week (4th – 8th April), the Book Exchange is now expanding to the Library at the Nuneaton Campus.
Swap your unwanted books and DVDs with those donated from staff members and students. Even if you have no books to swap, no problem – take whatever you wish and make a small donation if you can.
So far £221.39 has been raised for local and national charities such as Cancer Research, Haiti appeal and Doorway.
Operating for over a year now, we already have a shelf in the Nuneaton Staff Lounge and in the Hinckley Campus Library.
So come and see if you can find some exciting hidden gem or just something to pass the lunch break!
Book Exchange in the staff lounge in Nuneaton and the library in Hinckley is going from strength to strength. In last three months a fantastic sum of £75.80 was raised for the local charity in Bedworth, Doorway, working for homeless young people.
What is the Book Exchange? Unwanted books and videos are donated by staff and learners, and anyone can take them – in exchange for other books or for a discretionary donation.
For over a year that this project has been run, hundreds of books have found new readers and a substantial amount of money has been donated to various charities, local and national. A big thank you to all of you that have supported this project! Please continue your support by visiting the Book Exchange and spreading the word.