The CV adds new decor

Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

Katherine Ring, receptionist at The Central Virginian, places a book in racks located in the office’s lobby. Anyone may come and choose a book and replace it with another they have read.

Katherine Ring, receptionist at The Central Virginian, places a book in racks located in the office’s lobby. Anyone may come and choose a book and replace it with another they have read.

If you drop by the offices at The Central Virginian in the next few days, you will see a new addition to the main offices.

Recently, two book racks have been added as part of The Central Virginian’s partnership with the Louisa County Public Library to form a book exchange program. At no charge, locals can bring in whatever books they have finished reading and exchange them for a variety of new choices

“It’s like leave a penny, take a penny,” The Central Virginian’s publisher Steve Weddle said. “This is leave a book, take a book.”

A frequent reader and visitor to the library, Weddle brainstormed the idea along with library branch manager Lynne Haines. Though the library still has multiple library racks, Weddle thought that The Central Virginian’s offices offered the perfect intersection to draw in a group of likely readers.

“I was thinking that since we have a lot of traffic going through our newspaper offices, it would be nice to bring part of the library here and bring books to people who may not always get to the library,” Weddle said.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 2 edition of The Central Virginian.

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