Tarkio Elementary School will host the Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 23, through Friday, September 27. “Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read” is the theme for the fall 2019 book fair. 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 school promote learning while raising money to purchase new books and materials for the library. Most recently, money raised at the book fair has been used to purchase a book exchange display, book drop, and to rejuvenate the circulation desk in the library. 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. Family Night extended hours will be Thursday, September 26, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tarkio Elementary students will have a chance to visit the book fair and make a personalized wish list prior to the Thursday family event.

Scholastic now offers an online shopping option. Shop in the comfort of your own home while earning rewards for the school. Every purchase earns rewards for your school. Earn 25% rewards beginning five days prior to the in-school fair and for a total of 14 days. Earn 2% rewards after the in-school fair ends and then all year long. All orders will be delivered directly to your home in a few short days. Visit the online fair at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/tarkioelementaryschool1  and click “Shop Now”.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children and enjoy the Arctic Adventure Book Fair! The book fair will close on Friday morning by 8:30 a.m. If you are interested in helping with the book fair, please contact Tarkio Elementary at 660-736-4177.