SalemRecycles’ Book Swap Returns to the Senior Center

Saturday, September 16, 10am-1pm

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, SalemRecycles will host their ever-popular free book swap from 10am to 1pm at the Salem Senior Center at 5 Broad Street. In addition to finding new books and media treasures, as well as recycling items for others to enjoy, participants will be able to ask questions about recycling, reuse, and other ways to divert material from the waste stream.

“We are excited to again host the semi-annual free book swap,” states SalemRecycles chair Flora Tonthat.  “The book swap is a fun and practical community event where used books and other media get new audiences rather than go to the dumpster. There’s something for everybody.”

SalemRecycles Book Swap Specifics:

When:                         Saturday September 16, 2017- 10am until 1pm

** Please no book dealers or more than two bags per swapper before noon **

Where:                        City of Salem Senior Center

                                    5 Broad Street

Why:                           To promote re-use and recycling of books, greeting cards and other commercial media items (CDs, DVDs and videos).

Drop-Off:  *** Please, no drop offs outside these scheduled times ***

Friday, September 15, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Senior Center at 5 Broad Street,


Saturday September 16, 9: 45am -noon. Volunteers will be available to help.


Bring your excess books, greeting cards, and commercial CDs, DVDs and videos.  Items will be loosely categorized to help you in your hunt for free entertainment. All ‘unswapped’ items will be reused or recycled.

SalemRecycles is the City’s volunteer recycling committee which works to increase recycling and encourage positive recycling practices through educational outreach and special events.  Through the last seventeen Book Swaps, SalemRecycles has hosted over -7,100 participants, recycled an estimated 710,000 books, and avoided over 130 tons of potential incineration.  For more information about SalemRecycles or the Book Swap, please call (978)619-5679 or visit or Like SalemRecycles on Facebook for weekly updates.