Reading is the most important skill we can teach our children. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one that parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can influence the most. With this in mind, the St. Johnsbury School Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, beginning tomorrow, Nov. 6 through Nov. 12.

The fall theme is All-Star Book Fair: Every Reader is a Star! It's part of an exciting reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read.

In conjunction with the Book Fair, students have been challenged to read 2500 books between Oct. 8 and Nov. 8. If they reach that goal, Dr. Martha Dubuque will kiss a pig during the November all-school assembly.

The school is also sponsoring a Food Drive Nov. 5-9. The homeroom or advisory that brings in the most pounds of items will choose $50 worth of books for their classroom library. The items will be taken to the Kingdom Community Services Food Shelf.

Other contests include a doorway decorating contest, a poster contest for grades 3 through 8, and a guessing game. Prizes will be awarded for each contest.

Everyone is invited to come in and browse through a wide selection of titles suitable for all ages. For more information, call the St. Johnsbury School Library at (802) 748-8219, ext. 1226.

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