Everybody Read! Haverhill’s Tilton Upper School Introduces Free Book Swap

Tilton Upper School's book swap is located at 415 Primrose St., Haverhill. (Courtesy photograph)

Looking for the latest “Magic Tree House” or “Boxcar Children” book? How about a spooky R.L. Stine mystery just in time for Halloween? At Primrose Street’s Tilton Upper School, the brand-new book swap has all these choices and more for students and families to read together for free, organizer Sara Hastings tells WHAV.

A nine-year Haverhill Public Schools’ employee, Hastings was inspired to start a swap after seeing the success of a similar program at Pentucket Lake Elementary School put in place by educator Heather McNeil.

“With (Superintendent Margaret) Marotta’s resizing plan (that focuses on) equity across the district, I am able to bring something that was created at one school to another so students have the same access to resources throughout Haverhill,” Hastings tells WHAV.

The Tilton Upper middle school book swap is currently accepting donations of gently used—and well-loved favorites—to add to the collection. Families with questions about the swap or residents looking to donate can contact Hastings at 978-374-3482.

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