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Old 09-06-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Do any of you host them? Any tips/advice? Our school is scheduled to have one next month and this will be my first time hosting it so any info will be greatly appreciated.


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Last year was my first...I dreaded it but it went great!! I can't wait for mine next month. Get as many volunteers as possible! Read all the info on the toolbox page of scholastic. It has lots of tips and ideas to use. Decorating makes it seem special to the kiddos and the parents. Involve classes in a healthy competition and remember to give teachers a chance to win something too!
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:28 AM
 
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I do one every year. Scholastic wants all kind of school involvement (school crews, etc) which I can't do, the students don't have much free time to do any of that and I certainly don't. The students really look forward to it, so I keep it very quiet that I find it annoying to stop being a teacher librarian and become, for a week, a salesperson for Scholastic (I sound very bitter).

I do enjoy getting some money for the library, the book fair usually pays for our magazine subscriptions, and I like getting some free or cheap books. I do think the quality of their books is lacking, the shelf life is short.

Make sure you have plenty of volunteers to circulate amongst the students. Remind the kids it's a BOOK fair, not a trinket fair I keep most of the trinkets aside until the open house so parents can have final say in how much of the junky trinkets their kids buy. Those trinkets have caused more tears...

Set up the online book fair as soon as you can, and really push it. Last year we did pretty well with it, and the feed back I got was very positive.

Hope I didn't put you off

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