JHS Raider Readers Club Hold Annual Book Swap

The JHS Raider Readers recently held their bi-annual book swap in the library. Students and staff were asked to bring books from home that they have read and would be willing to trade. The books change every set so students have fresh and interesting choices from which to choose. The book swap is just one of many activities the club participates in including: collecting, sorting, and donating books to the Chautauqua Striders’ After School Program and publishing a monthly “top ten” reading list at JHS. The Raider Readers Book Swap is a very popular activity that the club holds right before holiday and summer breaks to encourage reading.

Senior Raider Reader, Danielle Bertolini, commented: “The book swap is a great opportunity for students who wouldn’t otherwise take the initiative to look for books on their own. This year, I swapped for a beautiful copy of Oliver Twist and a Dan Brown thriller!”

The JHS Raider Readers promotes reading just for the fun of it. Students read, discuss, and share their thoughts, reactions, and responses to the books each month, with the help of advisor Barbi Price. The Raider Readers participate in community reading activities such as “The Big Read,” “Books on the Bus,” and “Read Across America.”

This year’s JHS Raider Readers Officers are:

President – Jenny Roof
Vice President – Abbie Johnson
Secretary – Tage Boggs
Treasurer – Mitchel Smigel

posted on 06/17/2014 - filed under: Academics, Clubs, ELA, JHS, Spotlight, Staff, Students, teachers