B. Rose Lyons is president of Tau Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at Saint Joseph’s University.
Each December, Tau Omega Chapter at Saint Joseph’s University hosts a Holiday Book Exchange to assist its members in the creation of their future classroom libraries. Members place their names and certification areas into a hat during the November general meeting and pull another member’s name from the hat at random.
Instead of buying a generic gift, members buy a book relevant to the certification area of their chosen person, so that it can be used in a future classroom library. Many members choose specific books for sentimental value, such as a childhood favorite, while others choose books they feel a classroom library would be incomplete without.
The Holiday Book Exchange and party replaces the December general meeting and has consistently proven to be a great success. This night gives KDP members the opportunity to bond during the holiday season through baked goods, conversation, and a love of books.