We just completed our first book fair for the year! Our book fair was a Monster success (pun intended as the theme was the Monster Book fair)! Students were so excited about the selection of books available and parents were eager to get some good books into their kids hands. I arranged the book fair a little differently this year, too. I used the instruction area to display the books, which turned out to be a great idea. We had many more books that we had in our previous fair, so we needed all 8 tables plus one extra. The opposite end of the library turned into a quiet reading nook for parents and children to relax with a good book. My favorite image from the fair was this one of people using the reading area.
A few fifth grade students also helped this year, running register, helping younger students create wish lists, and restocking shelves. They were so excited to be a part of the fair, that they even came down to help at unscheduled times.
In the past, we have two book fairs: November and June. This year, we are adding a third fair in February. I am excited to host a third fair especially because the theme is For the Love Of Reading. The fair will be held the week before February recess to so students can stock up on good books to read over vacation.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at our fair and to those who bought books and merchandise from our fair. Your help has put books into our students hands.