The Grange Book Exchange

January 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Event Information

This event is for all the readers in the community! Just how does the Book Exchange work? Participants are encouraged to bring their used books and DVD's to The Grange in boxes that you do not want back. These items can be dropped off at The Grange during the following dates/times:


Drop Off Dates/Times

Monday, January 8th through Thursday, January 11th from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO)


Then participants come back for the main event, which happens on Saturday, January 13th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Grange staff and a group of wonderful volunteers will have gone through all of the books and organized them into various categories. You can then come into The Grange and rummage through hundreds of books and take what you would like to read. The event is completely free and you do not have to have donated books to be able to come to the exchange. There is no limit on the number of books or movies you can take and all items are on a first come, first served basis. Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias, VHS tapes, outdated school books and how to/instruction books (Example: Learn Windows 98), and any book with material deemed to be inappropriate by our staff. We also recommend that you bring your own bag or box to carry your books home with you.


Please do not bring books with you to the actual event on Saturday, January 13, as we will not accept them. All books need to be dropped off during the designated time January 8 through January 11.



*** Frequently Asked Questions ***


1) Do I need to be a Meadows resident to participate?


Answer: No, this event is open to the public.


2) Can I still come to the event on the 13th and get books even if I didn't donate any?


Answer: Anyone can come to the event on the 13th and take books whether you donated books or not.


3) Is there a limit on the number of books I can take?


Answer: There is no limit on the number of books you can take. We always have lots of books left over so we actually encourage you to take as many as you want.


4) What do you do with the books that are left over after the event?


Answer: We donate them to various non-profits and other organizations that can use them.


5) What does it cost to attend the event?


Answer: Nothing. The event is completely free.


6) Do you only accept books?


Answer: We accept books and DVD movies.


7) I have never been to the event before. What can I expect?


Answer: The Book Exchange has been occurring for a number of years and is quite popular. It is a first come, first served, event. There will be a line that forms outside of The Grange before the event begins. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and everyone will rush in to look for books. The event is quite busy for the first 1-2 hours and then it calms down substantially. The first areas to run out of items are always the kid's book section and the DVD's. If you want the first choice for books be prepared to come right at 9 a.m. but keep in mind that crowds will be the highest at this time. In the event that crowds are so large that we would exceed the fire code for the building we will implement a 1 in 1 out system to ensure a safe environment for event participants. If you want a much more relaxed experience then come in the afternoon but please note that the selection of books will be less.

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