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Book Fair Schedule

December 4 – 8, 2017

The Fair will be open before school, during recesses, and after school. There will also be a Family Night on Wednesday, December 6. It will take many volunteers to work these shifts. If you are able to assist, please sign-up here! Thank you!

Location: School Auditorium

Monday – Wednesday:
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Thursday)
2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m on Thursday)

The book fair is also open on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

Friday:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Why It Is Critical To Support The Book Fair

The funding to maintain and update Crocker/Riverside’s library collection has typically been provided by a combination of sources: our school’s budget and grants from the state. However, in recent years, those funding sources have dwindled.

Although the PTA has always paid for the librarian’s salary, beginning in 2011 the PTA was asked to supply all of the funds for items that are essential to keeping the library up-to-date and maintained:

  • purchase new books
  • magazine subscriptions
  • repair and/or replace damaged books.

So, as you are shopping at the Book Fair, remember that a percentage of all proceeds will go towards the general PTO fund that will provide the resources for upkeep and maintenance of our library thus, ensuring the best learning environment for our students.


Overview of the Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair offers a small, personal environment for your family to shop. It’s like a bookstore, but better!

Every book at the Book Fair has been reviewed and approved by reading specialists. The Fair also carries special, more affordable versions of books. For example, a hardcover of one book might be $16.95 at a bookstore, but at the Book Fair the same book, in paperback, might be $3.95.

Besides our exceptional selection of books, we also organize the books specifically for your readers. In the “Read to Me” and “Read Together” cases, you will find great read-aloud titles as well as books for beginning readers. Nonfiction books for children of all ages are in the “Read to Know” cases. You will find the perfect books for older readers in the “Independent Readers” cases.

Books that share similar topics are next to each other on the shelves. For example, mystery books are grouped together. You’ll also find fantasy books, family and friendship books, and more.

You’ll find more great books on tables. Like the cases, the tables have books that support all reading levels. Look for tables filled with bestsellers, cookbooks, seasonal favorites, and more!

Source: Scholastic Website