WAYNE – Wayne Elementary School is hosting their first Scholastic book fair of the year this week into next. With a fun theme, family night and plenty of new books, students have the opportunity to help raise money for the library.
The Scholastic book fair will run September 12-14th and September 18th, with a special family event on Thursday the 14th. Money raised from book sales will help cover the costs of a program called BookFlix, according to Wayne Elementary librarian Joan Hansen.
“It’s computer software for the kindergarten through about 3rd or 4th grade kids, and it pairs a fiction book with a non-fiction book on the computer so it can be used at school and at home,” Hansen said.
Every book fair has a theme and this year’s theme is Camp Read A Lot. Students coming to browse the books can sit in a tent or in camp chairs to get into the spirit. Thursday’s family event, running from 3:30-6 p.m., is also camp-centric.
“There’ll be some camp snacks and some camp games and of course, the books to just shop,” Hansen said.
Hours for the 12th, 13th and 18th are 7:30-4:30. If students have families that can’t make it to the fair, there is an online book sale that will also help raise funds for the school; https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=wayneelementary1.
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