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It’s Time for the Book Swap!!!

Our annual book swap is after school on Friday, September 15 in the multipurpose room (MPR).

How does it work?

  • Round up your gently used books – children’s books (all ages). NO sticker books, activity/coloring books, or magazines.
  • Drop off your gently used books from 8:15-8:45 am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9/12-15 on the playground. Look for the book drop table.  If you can, bring books in bags or boxes you can leave with us.
  • Come to the MPR on Friday after school to pick out a few “new” books.

All Crocker kids can take home at least one book.  Students who contribute books to the swap can select more (e.g, give 5, take 5).

The book swap works best when we all contribute a few good books. It’s a great opportunity for our kids to give a little and get something wonderful back – books, friends, and fun!

This year, we’ll be donating leftover books to other OUSD elementary schools.

We need a few volunteers to make the book swap happen. It’s a great way to meet new people and get a sneak peak at all of the books. Click here to sign up! 

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Crocker at Its Best!


This afternoon, we had the annual Crocker Book Swap. IT WAS AWESOME! There are lots of fantastic things about Crocker, but the book swap is Crocker at its best. The whole community participates – families contribute thousands of books; volunteers collect, carry, and sort thousands of books; and kids, families, and community members share the books and more importantly, our love of reading. Crocker truly is a community of readers.

A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who helped our book swap happen: Lucy Streett, Abby Kaster, Evelyn Hess, Meena Palaniappan, Orit Vogel, Milli Jones, Erin Grassie, Alison Blenkle, Kristen Wilson, Jennifer Lieberman, Susan Keiter, and Lesley Podesta. Thanks to all of the kids who pitched in to collect books and help clean up, too. We have hundreds of books left and we’ll pass these along to the East Bay Children’s Book Project.



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It’s Finally Here – The 2011 Crocker Book Swap!

Do you have any books at your house that you’ve outgrown? How about a few books that are so amazing you’d like to share them with others in our community? If you do, pack them up and bring them to the 2011 Crocker Book Swap.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Drop off gently used books at the table on the playground before school on Tuesday, 1/18 – Friday, 1/21. In the event of rain, book drop will be in the library.
  • Bring gently used books for kids (any age) and adults. Please no coloring or sticker books. Adults are welcome to participate.
  • Stop by the multipurpose room on Friday to pick out a few “new” books. The books will be on tables in the multipurpose room for everyone to see. Supply permitting, all Crocker kids can select a book. Students who contribute books to the swap can select more.
  • Stay until the end of the swap and you can take some extra books home.

If you know a teacher or childcare provider who might be interested in some books, they can stop by at the end of swap and pack up some books for their students. We typically have hundreds of leftover books, especially for preschool/K-1 age children. Books remaining after the swap are donated to other OUSD sites or the East Bay Children’s Book Project.

Questions? Available to help? Contact Ms. Lisa in the library.

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