Book Fair Success

The Scholastic cases have been packed and sent back to the warehouse, the online sales have closed, and the numbers have been crunched. Our annual Scholastic Book Fair was a success! Sales totaled $4,701.91 earning $2,582.50 in Scholastic resources. Through Scholastic dollars earned from previous fairs, the Durham Media Center has added a variety of new books, device charging stations and a multimedia table. The media center has even refreshed its furniture with modern, mobile tables and chairs with the help of funds garnered through book fair. Throughout the school year, seasonal displays and signage, and special events like trivia giveaways and goody bags for Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge participants and October’s Spooky Books Trivia are made possible because of these funds. More importantly, though, the Scholastic Book Fair incites excitement about reading , and there is no other skill that has the power to impact people more than learning to successfully read. Special thanks to the parents and students who assisted in managing this event as well as to Durham teachers and PTA who advertised, shopped at, and helped with the fair. Already on display are many of the titles offered at this year’ book fair, so be sure to check out the “New Book” display in the media center soon. Thanks again Wildcats!

Book Fair is Coming!

Used with permission from Scholastic

The Book Fair is Coming!

It’s almost time for Durham Media Center’s annual Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair is the only fundraiser the media center hosts, and the earnings support 100% of the media center’s trivia prizes throughout the year including paperback books and posters awarded to this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading students who logged reading minutes over the summer and prizes for October’s “Spooky Books Trivia” winners. School supplies like pencils and fun, complimentary bookmarks offered throughout the year are also purchased with Scholastic credits as are much of the library’s displays, décor and signage. Device charging stations, the multimedia table, comfy student seating, and interlocking tables were all purchased with monies earned through the Scholastic Book Fair. Every penny of the proceeds benefit Durham students, so please consider shopping the Scholastic Book Fair March 5th through March 9th.

The Online Scholastic Book Fair is Now Open! Sunday, February 25th – Saturday, March 10th

New this year is eWallet! Shop cash free by setting up an account and designating funds for your child to use at the fair. Check out the details here.

Shop the online fair for an expanded selection of books for the whole family and to share your book fair with family and friends by sending wish lists. All orders ship to school for FREE, and each purchase benefits our school. (Note: Online sales orders will arrive within 5-7 business days after March 17th and will be distributed to students via their homerooms.)

 

Buy One Get One Book Fair Coming Soon!

What: Scholastic Buy One Get One Book Fair

When: Tuesday, May 9th – Thursday, May 11th

Where: Durham Media Center

Why: To stock up on books for summer reading!

Book Fair Flyer

Book Fair Letter

Commercial

Wondering how to honor your favorite teachers at the end of the school year? How about gifting them with a Buy One Get One Book Fair Gift Certificate? Download the BOGO Gift Certificate here and follow the directions. Mrs. Baker will help them from there.

Book Fair Success!

The Scholastic cases have been packed and sent back to the warehouse, the online sales have closed, and the numbers have been crunched. Our annual Scholastic Book Fair was a success! Sales totaled $5,102.07 earning $2,551.04 in Scholastic resources. Through Scholastic dollars earned from previous fairs, the Durham Media Center has added a variety of new books, device charging stations and a multimedia table. The media center has even refreshed its furniture with modern, mobile tables and chairs with Scholastic credits. Throughout the school year, seasonal displays and signage, and special events like trivia giveaways and goody bags for Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge, as well as upcoming Library Week celebrations planned for April, are made possible because of these funds. More importantly, though, the Scholastic Book Fair incites excitement about reading , and there is no other skill that has the power to impact people more than learning to successfully read . WOW! Special thanks to the parents and students who assisted in managing this event as well as to Durham teachers and PTA who advertised, shopped at, and helped with the fair. Keep your eyes on the “New Books” display! Hardbacks purchased from this year’s fair will soon be available for check out. Thanks again Wildcats!

 

Happy Camper Scholastic Book Fair

Used with permission from Scholastic

It’s time for Durham Media Center’s annual Scholastic Book Fair! The book fair is the only fundraiser the media center hosts, and the earnings support 100% of the media center’s trivia prizes throughout the year including this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading goody bags awarded to students who logged reading minutes over the summer as well as the prizes for October’s “Spooky Books Trivia” winners. School supplies like pencils and fun, complimentary bookmarks offered at the circulation desk are also purchased with Scholastic credits as are much of the library’s displays, décor and signage. The media center’s 2016-17 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team was also made possible because of Scholastic dollars. Device charging stations, the multimedia table, comfy student seating, and the new interlocking tables were all purchased with monies earned through the Scholastic Book Fair. Every penny of the proceeds benefit Durham students, so please consider shopping the Happy Camper Book Fair March 6th through March 10th.

The Online Scholastic Book Fair is Now Open! Monday, February 27th – Friday, March 17th

Shop the online fair for an expanded selection of books for the whole family and to share your book fair with family and friends by sending wish lists. All orders ship to school for FREE, and each purchase benefits our school. (Note: Online sales orders will arrive within 5-7 business days after March 17th and will be distributed to students via their homerooms.)

 

Book Fair Success!

Abundant thanks to all those who helped make our annual Scholastic Book Fair a success! We totaled  $4,570.63 in sales earning $2,285.32 in Scholastic dollars. This year’s theme of “Peace, Love, and Books” was a groovy way to celebrate the joys and benefits of reading . On Tuesday, students were invited to don retro duds. During homeroom, the “best dressed” were sent to the media center to be included in a contest where the top ten were awarded with super cool treat bags filled with media center goodies like new paperback books, bookmarks, stickers and more. Here are some snapshots of our fun!

Reading is Groovy!

Reading is Groovy!

The Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

 

Book Fair is Almost Here!

Book Fair is Almost Here!

It’s that time once again . . . . Durham students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to visit our annual Scholastic Book Fair during the week of Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 4th. Shopping hours are 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. (with a 1:30 closing Friday afternoon). Students will be visiting with their Reading classes (Origins and Spanish for 8th graders) on designated days but are welcome to visit other times as well with passes from their teachers. Scholastic earnings support 100% of the media center’s trivia prizes like this September’s The Maze Runner paperback giveaway and October’s Spooky Books Trivia, as well as goody bags for students who participated in this past summer’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. School supplies like pencils and fun, complimentary bookmarks offered at the circulation desk are also purchased with Scholastic credits as are many of the displays and signage featured throughout the year. The recent additions of two device charging stations, and the multimedia table, have also been made possible because of annual book fairs. Plans are also in place for a media center furniture refresh for the spring which will be funded solely by this fundraiser. For additional shopping options, be sure to check out our Online Fair which will run from Monday, February 21st – Friday, March 4th with books shipping to the school around a week after its close. The Durham Media Center appreciates your support in its efforts to get books in the hands of its students.

Feeling Groovy Book Fair

 

To see some of the awesome books featured in our fair, check out this 

SCHOLASTIC VIDEO!

Who Has a Golden Ticket?

 

Golden TicketAs a celebration of April’s School Library Month, the media center recently hosted a Golden Ticket Giveaway in the spirit of Roald Dahl’s classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Throughout the day Thursday, April 23rd, 50 lucky students found Golden Tickets in their lockers which they traded for new paperback books the media center had earned from its annual Scholastic Book Fair in March. Hopefully these treats brought smiles to the winners on the days directly after state testing. 

Click here for details from Mrs. Baker. (This video is uploaded via YouTube and is not accessible via on campus student log-ins.)

Golden Ticket Giveaway

Golden Ticket Giveaway

Golden Ticket Winners

Golden Ticket Winners

Read Across America

Durham Media Center celebrated Read Across America throughout the month of March featuring fun, festive displays and Dr. Seuss trivia via the morning announcements. The annual Scholastic Book Fair, also open during Dr. Seuss’ birthday week, added to the celebrations. Media specialist Mrs. Baker even dressed up in the spirit of the occasion. Also added during the month were the fun “speech bubbles” featured in photos below. Students from the Library Media Committee helped make them to entice patrons to check out the newest books added to the collection.

More March Festivities

More March Festivities