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Taylor Swift Donates 6,000 Books to Hometown Library

Isaac Brekken, Getty Images
Isaac Brekken, Getty Images

Taylor Swift may not be in her Wyomissing, Pa., hometown this week, but that didn’t stop her from giving back to the residents there. Swift partnered with Scholastic Inc. to donate 6,000 librarian-chosen books to the public library of Reading, Pa., a city close to her hometown that has been hard hit by the economy.

“These days, I’ve been trying to classify my thoughts into two categories: ‘Things I can change,’ and ‘Things I can’t,’” Swift wrote in a website post that reflects her thoughts about such donations. “It seems to help me sort through what to really stress about.”

Although Swift didn’t attend the unveiling of the books, librarians seem confident that her donation will help change reading habits for both children and adults. Not only will the books be in demand because of Swift’s popularity, but the specific Swift-donated books will be easy to spot thanks to white stars on their spines and stickers inside.

The donation is only one of many high-profile events that are linked to Swift’s name this week.

Swift appeared at New York’s famed department store, Macy’s, where she unveiled her ‘Wonderstruck‘ perfume and said she chose the name from a lyric in her song ‘Enchanted.’ “You know, for me, the feeling of being wonderstruck, it’s an excitement of something new,” she told MTV News during the event, which was filled with shouting fans. “And lately, for me, that’s been being on tour and having all special guests come out and doing performances and surprising the audience. That’s been one of my favorite things of the entire year.”

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