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George West high school library to host community book fair
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Students from George West High School will host a special book fair from Scholastic on Nov. 10-14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to help raise funds for library books and databases.

The book fair will be open each daily and will feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga, and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the book fair will feature a special family night. Special activities will be going on all week. During family night

Guess the number of marshmallows in the jar and win a free book (and the jar of marshmallows) (winner will be announced last day of fair). Gift certificates will be available from the library anytime beginning Nov. 6, through the end of the fair Nov. 14.

Student volunteers, dubbed the crew, helped to plan the fair and will also help run it. From creating special promotions and merchandising displays to managing inventory and assisting shoppers with their selections, crew members learn real life skills while helping to make reading for pleasure a cool activity at their school.

“Our Student Crew is working very hard to put on a great book fair event – one that promotes literacy and reading, while at the same time raising money for much-needed school resources,” said Mrs. Wagner, School Librarian at George West High School. Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the classroom wish list program.

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to purchase a book on a teacher or class wish list. Sponsorships are available. Area businesses interested in making a donation are asked to contact Mrs. Donna Wagner at 449-1914 x 1025.

Proceeds from the fair will also be used to purchase essential classroom resources and support school projects at George West High School.

Book Fair hours are as follows:

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and family night 5 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Scholastic Book Fair web page is located at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/gwhs
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