File photo                                Anyone can participate in the swap and shop used toy and book exchange.

File photo Anyone can participate in the swap and shop used toy and book exchange.

Toy, book swap at Keremeos community services

Why shop if you can swap?

Community services is holding a toy and book swap on Dec. 11.

“Why shop if you can swap?” is the motto of the event.

“Children outgrow toys and books so quickly and there’s still a lot of life in them. We know that other children would get some real enjoyment out of these things and they would make great Christmas gifts without having a high price tag affixed to them,” Stacey Lebeau from the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society said.

Those interested in dropping off gently used toys and books can do so between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Lower Similkameen Community Service Society at 310 Veterans Ave.

Anyone can attend the swap/shop day on Dec. 11 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 310 Veterans Ave.

A donation is not required to pick out items. Participants are asked to bring a bag to take their items home in.