Yule Book Swap!

I don’t know about you, but one of the reasons that I get excited about winter break is that I get some time to read books for pleasure!  I’ve recently seen a lot on social media about Jolabokaflod (pronounced: yo-la-bok-a-flot), or “Yule Book Flood”.  It’s an Icelandic tradition wherein you give books to one another on Christmas Eve, and then everyone reads the evening away.  Doesn’t it sound cozy? (For you history buffs- there is more to the story and it involves WWI!)

Of course, we all like new reading material!  This event will have a many purposes:

  1. Make space in our homes and simplify
  2. Re-use and save the trees
  3. Get inspired by new authors
  4. Donate some of your Christmas cheer (all books left at the end of the day will be donated to the Friends of the Library bookstore).

Everyone is welcome!  Please feel free to bring a friend.

When: Sunday, December 9th at noon (please bring your books earlier in the morning so that they can be sorted)

Where: the large fellowship hall at Cullowhee United Methodist Church

How it will work:

  1. Bring your books and a finger food to share. Beverages will be provided.
  2. When everyone arrives, we’ll have some time to eat, socialize, and peruse the titles.
  3. Then, everyone will be given a number. We’ll choose in order for at least three rounds, and more if there is interest.  After that, we’ll pack up our donations and head home- with enough reading material to read an evening away (or a whole winter season, perhaps!).

Please contact Jennifer Hinton if you have questions: 828-508-7019