This year’s theme is “Literacy is a Birthright!”
“Refugio Independent School believes that every child should have access to books and the Scholastic Book Fair provides that opportunity,” said Anna Garcia, school librarian.
This book fair promises to bring many different types of books: books for young adult readers, adult readers, bi-lingual readers and holiday cookbooks. A number of events have been planned to celebrate this literacy extravaganza.
On Monday, the library will have a Teacher Preview where teachers can come and view the books for their classroom libraries. Tuesday is designated as Family Night from 4-6 p.m. When a family makes a purchase of books, they will be entitled to receive a Fall Family Photo for free.
Wednesday is Grandparent’s Day from 7-8 a.m. Grandmothers will be served Muffins for GrandMas, and grandfathers will be served Pigs in a blanket for GrandPas.
On Thursday students can bring their parents and eat scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy lunch with a loved one.
The Girl Scouts will perform a Reader’s Theatre in the cafeteria and direct the families to visit the fair after lunch.
Friday is designated as Bobcat Day.
“We will be staying open late until 6 p.m., so you can begin your Christmas Shopping because we will most likely be playing football right up until Christmas,” Garcia said. “This is your chance to get a head-start on the holiday rush. So don’t forget to come by and support the Refugio Elementary School Book Fair.”
All proceeds will go to both libraries for purchasing new books and for bringing authors to the students to encourage the love of literacy.