Tarkio Elementary School will host its Fall Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 25, through Friday, September 29. “Wild West Book Fair, Saddle Up and Read” is the theme. This is an event geared to excite children about reading and learning.  The fair is open to Tarkio and the surrounding community.
The book fair helps the Tarkio school promote learning while raising money to purchase new books and materials for the library. Money raised at the book fair has been used to purchase a story time rug, paperback rack, beanbag chairs, laser printer, audiobooks, book displays, a magazine rack, children’s encyclopedias, die-cut machine, student chairs, middle grades reading corner rug and comfy spots. Most recently, to give the library a new and updated look, the circulation desk was resurfaced and embellished with eye-catching decals. Funds have also been instrumental in providing field trip experiences to children meeting the yearly Mark Twain Ultimate Reading Challenge, as well as incentives for quarterly awards and schoolwide reading celebrations. 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. to 3:30 p.m. Extended Family Event hours will be Thursday, September 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 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 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 orders will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom in a few short days. The online fair will open on September 20 and close on October 6. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and enjoy the Wild West Book Fair! The book fair will close on Friday morning by 9:00 a.m.  If you are interested in helping with the book fair, please contact Tarkio Elementary at 660-736-4177.