White River Books and Crystal River Elementary School (CRES) are teaming up to grow student book collections. Through the first week of December, a “Giving Tree” stands inside White River Books, as well as outside the library at CRES. Both trees have tagged ornaments describing a particular student’s interests. Any community member can buy as many books as they’d like for one or more children. Trevor Clapper, for instance, is pictured here after purchasing a couple of Pokémon reads — a popular choice these days — to support the cause. Call White River Books at 970-340-4503 for more information, or just mosey in at 65B North Second Street in Carbondale. Photo by James Steindler