• 41°

Give books a chance

Hannah Gillum, left, and Kyra Taylor, right, is feeling groovy as they eat their lunch Tuesday and dance to the music at South Point Elementary. Students and faculty were encouraged to dress up in a groovy fashion for the book fair themed “Feeling Groovy About Books.”

Hannah Gillum, left, and Kyra Taylor, right, is feeling groovy as they eat their lunch Tuesday and dance to the music at South Point Elementary. Students and faculty were encouraged to dress up in a groovy fashion for the book fair themed “Feeling Groovy About Books.”

Fair taking place through Friday at South Point Elementary

SOUTH POINT — Students at South Point Elementary went back in time on Tuesday.

The book fair is taking place at the school, and features a psychedelic motif, and, as part of the festivities, students, teachers and faculty dressed up for the “Feeling Groovy About Books” theme.

“It allows them to take part and explore dress styles from the 60s and 70s,” administrative assistant Bill Christian said.

The fair is set up in the library, and students will be able to shop from it until Friday.

Librarian Lisa Burgess said school supplies have been popular purchases, as well as “Fly Guy” books by Tedd Arnold and the “Bad Kitty” series by Nick Bruel.

Burgess said students raised money prior to the fair, the funds of which will go to help underprivileged students at the school purchase books. In addition, the school will buy items from the fair for classrooms and the library.

She said Scholastic has a program in place to match every dollar raised.

Christian said the students also had a chance to win a Golden Ticket from their donations, with the winner, third grader Jasmine Thompson, getting a $25 gift certificate for the fair.