Submitted by Dallas Prather, Librarian
Tarkio Elementary School will host the Scholastic Book Fair Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, 2018. “Paws for Books Book Fair: Come. Stay. Read a Great Tale!” is the theme for the Spring 2018 Book Fair. This is an event geared to excite children about reading and learning. Tarkio and the surrounding community residents are encouraged to share in the excitement of this event.
The book fair helps the school promote learning while raising money to purchase new books and materials for the library. So far, money raised at the book fair has been used to purchase a story time rug, paperback rack, beanbag chairs, audiobooks, book displays, a magazine stand, new student chairs, teacher reading chair and most recently a new organizer for children’s paperback books! Along with these neat things, the library can purchase books at half the retail cost and earn product vouchers for use in the Scholastic catalog as a reward for participation in book fair promotions and meeting sales goals.
The book fair will offer popular books and educational products for all ages, including the newest titles from more than 150 publishers. All are offered at reasonable prices, so that students can choose books that appeal to their personal interests and parents can add to home libraries.
The fair is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Family Event extended evening hours will be Thursday, March 22, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. All Tarkio Elementary students will have a chance to visit the book fair and make their own wish lists prior to the Thursday evening family event.
Scholastic now offers an online fair. Shop in the comfort of your own home by visiting scholastic.com/bookfairs or find the link on our school webpage. All online orders will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom in a few short days. The online fair will open on Wednesday March 5, and close on Friday, March 30. New this year is the Scholastic FREE Book Fairs App, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play. This app makes finding the right books a snap. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and enjoy the spring book fair! The book fair will close on Friday morning by 9:00 a.m. Contact the Tarkio Elementary Office at 660-736-4177 with questions or if you would like to volunteer to make this fair the best yet.