|?New Washington Middle-High School to host community book fair|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00|
? Students from New Washington Middle-High School will host a special book fair from Scholastic beginning October 30 to November 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to help raise funds for the school library media center.
The book fair will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, magna and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.
On Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the book fair will feature a Family Night kick-off during Parent-Teacher conferences.
Student volunteers, dubbed the Crew, helped to plan for the fair and will also help run it. From creating special promotions and merchandising displays to managing inventory and assisting shoppers with their selections, Crew members learn real life skills while helping to make reading for pleasure a cool activity at their school.
“Our Student Crew is working very hard to put on a great book fair event, one that promotes literacy and reading, while at the same time raising money for much needed school resources,” said Jill Sceifers, Media Specialist at New Washington Middle-high School.
Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List program.
Sponsorships are available. Area businesses interested in making a donation are asked to contact Jill Sceifers at 812-293-3368, ext. 19170.
Proceeds from the fair will also be used to purchase essential Reading Counts tests and reading incentives at New Washington Middle-High School.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:45|