March 4, 2020

It may not be spring yet, but you can get a head start on the cleaning! 

In keeping with Lincoln School principals of collaboration, community, and inclusivity, this year the PTO will be hosting a Book Swap for the students in lieu of the annual Scholastic Book Fair and we need YOUR books to make the Book Swap a success!

Lincoln school librarian, Alice Sajdera, has created a list of the top check outs and most requested titles (see lists below.)  If you have any of these books to donate, they would be much appreciated!

We're excited to support reading and getting great books into the hands of our students, while also promoting the importance of "recycling" pre-read books and encouraging students to recommend titles to their peers.

Please read below for more information. We hope you will join us in the first annual Lincoln School Book Swap! 


What’s the LPTO Book Swap?

It’s a FREE, eco-friendly, and convenient way to refresh your at-home library and support literacy in Lincoln School! It’s also a great opportunity for kids to pick up books recommended by their peers.


How Does it Work?

Step 1 – Book Collection | February 11 - 14 and February 24-26
Send your gently used books to school. Collection bins/boxes will be located in both the Smith and Brooks foyers by the main offices. Students are encouraged to complete the optional Peer Book Review form (click here to access form: http://bit.ly/LPTOBookReview) and include it with donated books. There is no limit to how many books may be donated but please be sure they meet the below listed donation criteria:

  • Paperback and hardcover books appropriate for grades K-8 only

  • No pre-k, board books, magazines, adult books, coloring books, activity books, or sticker books

  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, or tears

  • Please, no books with coloring or writing in them

  • Books from kids’ meals will not be accepted (Chick-fil-a, McDonalds, etc.)

You may also drop off your books at the Muzila home at 109 Todd Pond Road. Please leave book donations under the awning on the front porch.

Books that are not picked-up by students at the Book Swap will be donated! 

Please note that the selection of books available will be based on books donated. We cannot ensure specific titles, etc. If you have any questions, please contact:  ptochair@lpto.org.


Step 2 – The Book Swap |  The Book Swap | March 10,11,12 (Tues-Thurs)
Each classroom will have an opportunity to head to the Book Swap, located in the lecture hall, during the school day to select books. We will base the number of books that each child may take on total donation quantities. So please donate generously! Every child will be able to select books regardless of whether they donate.  

Be on the lookout for the SignUp Genius coming soon! Volunteers will be needed to:


  1. sort through the books before Swap Day,

  2. assist students on Swap Day

  3. take leftover books to our donation locations.


Below is a list of the top check outs from Lincoln School Library and other popular titles!

Top Library check outs:

  1. The top 3 and the 10th place are all held by Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems

  2. Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke- Both Mighty Jack books are equally popular

  3. Babysitters Club, Claudia and Mean Jeanine by Raina Telgemeier- All of these Graphic retellings of Ann Martin's Babysitters Club books are Hits

  4. One of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books- could be any of them

  5. One of the Dog Man books- could be any of them

  6. A Pigeon book by Mo Willems

  7. A Harry Potter book

Also hot are:

  1. Anything by Rick Riordan

  2. The War that Saved my Life and The War I Finally Won, both by Kimberly Bradley

  3. The Narwhal books by Ben Clanton

  4. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

  5. The Mr. Terupt books by Robert Buyea

  6. All of Raina Telgemeier's books

  7. The I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis

  8. Jason Reynolds's books

  9. Kwame Alexander's books

  10. Any picture book touched by Mac Barnett or Jon Klassen

  11. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Several more popular categories...

  • World Records, 

  • Star Wars, 

  • The Who Was/Is biographies, 

  • National Geographic non fiction (There is a ton, many formats)

  • Ripley's Believe it or Not, 

  • the 5-Minute story books, 

  • Mermaids, 

  • Unicorns

  • Dragons

  • Ninjas











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