The book exchange at the Tsukuba Christian Center/YMCA building has numerous new books. Consisting mostly of novels but with a spattering of other types of books as well, the book exchange serves the purpose of being a conduit for passing on recreational reading materials from one "generation" of Tsukubaites to the next. As the typical generational life span of this "new breed of life" is from a few months to a year or two, the turnover of books is high. You are free to come in at anytime to browse through the several hundred books available and take what looks interesting. Mondays, Saturdays and afternoons are best, as the hall is used most mornings for preschool and other activities. No checkout is required. If you have books you would like to make available to others, you can drop them off anytime. When we get more than we can possibly handle, we box up the excess and pass them on to a seamen's center in Hokkaido that's in need of any materials they can get.
The video collection consists of numerous family-oriented movies (Disney, inspirational, religious, etc.) that is available for checkout. A list of available films is taped to the door in the center. Ask next door or call Tim or Juji at 55-1907.
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