Dublin's giving anyone bored with their home library a chance to freshen it up.

Dublin's giving anyone bored with their home library a chance to freshen it up.

Residents can trade books and DVDs this weekend when the Dublin Community Recreation Center hosts the annual Community Book and Movie Swap. The swap will be held in the community hall of the recreation center, 5600 Post Road.

The all-ages event has been going on in Dublin for several years, said organizer Jennifer Vosters, and last year brought in about 500 books and 100 DVDs for community members to swap.

"But last year was a small year," she said. "The year before, we definitely had more than that. It really depends on the weather."

Residents can bring books and DVDs to the recreation center between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Jan. 29 and will receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of books and/or DVDs brought in.

Vosters said the books and DVDs must be in good shape, although there is no time for recreation center staff or volunteers to test the DVDs, so "it kind of runs on the honor system." Books must not be missing pages, though, and DVDs must be in their original cases, Vosters said.

The swap runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is first-come first-served when picking out new books and DVDs. Books are divided by genre such as teen, fiction, instructional and children's books to help with searches.

"We get everything from college textbooks to picture books to cookbooks to New York Times best sellers," said swap organizer Abbey Brooks.

Some people only donate items to the swap, Brooks said, wanting to get rid of books their children have grown out of. When the swap has leftover items, it is opened up to people at the recreation center.

Leftovers are either used at the recreation center or donated. Vosters said a box of books was shipped south a few years ago to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

For more information on the Jan. 29 swap, look online at Dublin.oh.us.