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Dawson-Bryant Elementary gearing up for big book fair

Published 9:24am Tuesday, February 26, 2013

COAL GROVE — Book fairs have been an elementary school staple for decades, and even in a time when computer software, video games and the Internet have taken the top spots for favored entertainers by the younger generations, the students come out for that new book smell.

Dawson-Bryant Elementary School will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair March 4-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The school will also open its doors for Family Night on Monday to give parents the opportunity to come in with their children to go through the books.

“The book fair has been popular, especially the family night,” Barbara Blakeman, school volunteer, said. “Parents like to come in with the kids so they can see the books. This helps because sometimes kids in kindergarten or first grade will get books they are not ready to read and parents ask why they spent money on the book. This way they make sure their children get books on their level.”

Blakeman said most books are purchased on family night, but the other days still do well. She also said Scholastic will not only be providing the books, but also various literary display items.

 

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