Students from Fortuna Middle School will host a special book fair from Scholastic on Nov. 29 to Dec. 11 to help raise funds for library books, classroom books, and books for students.
The book fair will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and features a wide range of books for young teens and adults. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.
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 Jana Reveles, Librarian at Fortuna Middle School.
Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List program.
Proceeds from the fair will also be used to purchase essential classroom resources and support school projects at Fortuna Middle School.