Between March 11th and 24th, families will be able to shop at our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair.
It won’t be quite the same: we’ll miss the excitement that always accompanies the transformation of our library into the Book Fair Store, and we’ll miss the enthusiasm of our students entering the brightly coloured arrangements of books galore. We do hope, though, that students will still enjoy choosing books for themselves from the wide range available in our Virtual Fair, because getting excited about reading is what it’s all about!
Families can shop 24 hours a day during the two-week Fair by visiting our virtual store and browsing to their heart’s content. The books ship directly to you and shipping is free for orders over $40 (before GST). Both Wednesday nights, March 17th and March 24th, are Family Nights. If you place your order between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. either of those two evenings, Scholastic will waive the shipping for any order, regardless of the amount.
Flyers will be coming home soon with just a taste of the huge selection of books for all grades that will be available at the Fair. To protect your privacy, Scholastic will not be revealing your choices to the school, so we don’t get to see what is selling. However, as one of the main benefits of the book fair is all the books that the library gets to add to our collection, you can help us choose by recommending books through this link.
We missed last year’s Fair, as school closed the very week it was to arrive, and we can’t wait to get back to celebrating reading in person in the future. We hope, in the meantime, this virtual event will spread the joy of reading just the same.