When Kimberlen Alvarez, 8, was looking for a book about horses at the Children's Book Swap, she wasn't disappointed when she found a book entitled "Riding Freedom." Kimberlen shows her choice to her friend, Jeanne Kivi of Hyde. Kimberlen and Kivi are riding buddies and the youngster is using one of Kivi's horses and collecting riding tips in the process.
Beverly Plimpton, a Reading Buddy from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), reads the story, “Big Sister, Dora” to 3-year-old Kamryn Lavigne, left, and her sister, Daylie, 6. The trio got together at a recent Children’s Book Swap at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba. The event was hosted by the United Way of Delta County.