Durham’s Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Durham Students & Parents:

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

Book Fair Dates:

Monday, March 3, 2014 – Friday, March 7, 2014


Wildcat Community Den

Shopping Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week (or just want to keep shopping), be sure to visit Durham’s Online Book Fair open from Sunday, February 23rd to Saturday, March 15th.

(Note: Orders from your online sales will arrive within 5-7 business days after the Online Fair End Date. Orders will be distributed to students via their homerooms.)

*Forms of payment accepted are cash, check (made payable in exact amounts to Durham Middle School-no change can be provided for overages), and all major credit cards.

Cultural Perspectives & Trivia Research Guide

Senora Fugate’s Spanish classes, Mrs. O’Connell’s Broadcast news team, and the media center have teamed up to promote Durham’s annual Scholastic Book Fair! Eighth grade Spanish students are utilizing Cobb Digital Library to research cultural perspectives and fun facts of Hispanic countries. The Broadcast News Team is then presenting their research findings through brief videos for the morning news during the week of Book Fair. 

Mrs. Fugate’s students should use Mrs. Baker’s Cultural Perspectives & Trivia Research Guide to assist them in utilizing Cobb Digital Library for their research needs. Continue reading

This February, go on a “Blind Date with a Book!”

There are no awkward questions, no forced conversation, no judgmental looks, no need to call. Just have a blind date with a book! Sure, it might turn out to be a dud, or it could be the diamond in the rough you wouldn’t have given a chance otherwise.

“Blind Date with a Book” is like going on a date without knowing who will show up at your door; take a book home without knowing its. Each book features a description and genre tags. This is how it works:

1. Read the description label on the front of a package.

2. Select the one you will take home.

3. Check out item at the circulation desk.

 4. After check out, unwrap and see what book you have chosen.

5. Fall in love with your book.

 There’s no knowing until you check it out . . . Stop by soon to find your special match.