Scholastic Book Fair to take place April 3-7

Academics,

Students in Lake Erie College’s EDE 308 “Family and Community Studies” course are proud to present a Scholastic Book Fair on campus from April 3-April 7, 2017. The fair will run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day in the education resource room (A10) in the Garfield Center on campus and is free and open to the public.

In addition to the fair’s standard hours, there will be a special “opening night” on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an evening of arts and crafts, storytelling, snacks, refreshments and giveaways. Guests from the community will be on hand to read stories and there will be drawings for books plus a drawing for one book basket for a lucky teacher. Book selections will include books for PreK-8th grade, adult, and Spanish-speaking readers. 

The Scholastic Book Fair at LEC will benefit Painesville City Local Schools’ Summer “Book Box” program, an initiative meant to allow for a traveling summer library for the community. Students in EDE 308 are collecting gently used books for any level to donate to PCLS for this program.

“The students are organizing this event as part of the requirements for the community service portion of this class,” said Hannah Fairbanks, adjunct faculty member in the School of Education. “We are hoping to sell enough books to reach the Scholastic goal of $1,200 per fair. The students will be able to turn their profit into books!”

Signage will be posted in the Garfield Center to direct visitors to the Scholastic Book Fair, which is being coordinated under the direction of Professor Fairbanks and student director Brittney Wilson.

For more information on the Scholastic Book Fair at LEC, contact students Leah Green or Jilliann Frey at legreen@lec.edu or jfrey@lec.edu.

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