Frequently people donate books, magazines, and other materials to the center. Often they are duplicates of what I already have or not appropriate for our age group. So I keep a brightly decorated box called 'Adopt-a-Book . . . Plus!' I put all books, magazines, scrap paper, recycled binders from workshops, freebees from workshops, etc. in this box. The kids love getting something for free and often come to the media center just to see what I have in the box. It's a great way to recycle older books that would just collect dust and get kids to read who might not otherwise pick up a book.