Community book fair set May 6-10 at RJH library

Students from Rockdale Junior High School will host a special Scholastic Book Fair from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6-10 in the library, according to Pat Elliott, Chairperson and Educational Media Assistant at Rockdale Junior High School.

It provides students an opportunity to purchase a variety of books and materials for their reading pleasure. Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List program.

The Book Fair will feature a wide range of books for young teens, children and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy series, sports guides, graphic novels and the latest bestsellers from more than 100 publishers. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to attend.

On Thursday, May 9, the book fair will host its annual Family Night from 4-6:30 p.m. with activities, themes, door prizes, etc. Student volunteers, dubbed the Crew, helped to plan 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”, Elliott said.

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