St. Johnsbury School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from May 7-13 in the school's lower library. Funds raised will help purchase books for the school library and help pay for library-sponsored literacy activities.

Everyone is welcome to attend this reading event that helps inspire children to be lifelong learners.

As part of the Book Fair, students have been challenged to read a total of 2600 books between April 8 and May 8. If they are successful, the principals will kiss a farm animal (to be announced).

There are two classroom challenges. Classrooms will decorate their doorways in the Book Fair Theme: Story Laboratory (Reading gives you super power!). Students will also be asked to bring in pet foods. The classroom bringing in the most pounds of pet food will choose $50 in books for the classroom library. Pet food will be given to Kingdom Animal Shelter.

Family night is Thursday, May 9. On Friday, May 10, from 8-10 a.m., grandparents are invited to visit the Book Fair, enjoy a special snack, and browse.

The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. Book Fair customers may help the school build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List program. In addition, the Book Fair will feature the All for BooksT program, where kids can share the thrill of reading by donating loose change to purchase books from the Book Fair for kids who can't buy a book).

Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books, which go to national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping families in need, such as the Kids in Distressed Situations and Kids In Need Foundation.

For more information, contact the St. Johnsbury School Library at 748-8912, ext 1226.

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