Read & Recycle

Need something to read?

Feel free to take a book from the "Read & Recycle" bookshelves outside the Kishore Mahbubani Library on the main plaza.  

We have books for all ages -- board books for babies, picture books, early readers, beginning chapter books, novels, nonfiction, travel guides,  business & economics textbooks, cookbooks, old Readers Digest magazines, etc.

We only ask that you return the books that we have labeled specifically "Read & Recycle" (see photo below of the label) when you are done reading them so others may enjoy them.  But if you don't, we'll never know.  This is a total honor system.  We just want books to circulate.

NB:  Books with NO label are free for the taking.  You can take them home for good or read and pass on to others.


How it works

Deliver your book donations to one of the libraries -- or place in the secondary library's Return Box outside the front door.

Books will be sorted into four categories.
  • Suitable for the school library;
  • Suitable for a global concern;'
  • Likely to be of interest to several people -- these books will get a "Read & Recycle" sticker and we expect people to return them after reading -- or pass them on to someone else;
  • Unlikely to be that popular -- these books will not get a sticker and will be free for the taking.  (These books are ones that need a good home.)
Money donations in appreciation of this service will be accepted, with proceeds going towards new books for children in Cambodia and Indonesia.   

The Read & Recycle program is one of the college's local service options for high school students.  

Questions?  Contact Ms. Katie Day in the secondary library (kda@uwcsea.edu.sg / 8233-2922).



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