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Book Fair Proceeds
Fall Gross Proceeds
2018 $12,580 $2,300
2016 $14,350 $3,900
2015 $12,000 $4,000
2014 $13,000 $3,600

 

Proceeds are used to buy new Library materials.

Tutoring Notice

Because the Book Fair is in the Library, after-school tutoring will take place in the Student Cafeteria during the week of the Book Fair.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is a week-long event in the Fall arranged by Friends of Palms. It usually coincides with Back to School Night. The 2019 Book Fair will run the week of September 16 through September 20.

Fall 2019 Book Fair:

  • Setup: Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Teacher Preview: Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Book Fair: Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20, during Break and Lunch and for 30 minutes after school.
  • Back to School Night: Thursday, September 19 (5:00-7:00pm)
  • Cleanup: Monday, September 13, 2019 (morning)

Volunteers, we need YOU! We will have 45-60 minute shifts throughout the school day, so please join in as you are able. Please check Sign-Up Genius for available dates and times.

Teacher Wishlists

You can buy books requested by your child's teachers by looking at the Teacher's Wish List board at the Book Fair. Choose a book from the teacher's holder on the board and buy it for that teacher.

They will be so appreciative!

Book Fair Teacher Wish Lists

2019-2020 Book Fair chair: Michele Robinson

Book Fair Information

Palms partners with a book vendor to sell books and related items. The books are selected to suit the middle school age group. Proceeds of the Book Fair support purchases of supplies and new books for the library.

The Book Fair is held in the library and is open throughout the day and on selected evenings. Students usually visit the Book Fair one day during their English class and can also visit during Break and Lunch.

The Friday of the previous week is usually a teacher preview day. Most English teachers create wishlists to help build their classroom libraries.

Parents are invited to visit the Book Fair whenever it is open, where they can:

  • help themselves by buying books their children are interested in
  • find great books to give as gifts
  • help students by buying books from a teacher wishlist as a donation to that teacher's classroom
  • help the Palms library, since this is the library's major fundraiser for book purchases

Parents who can donate an hour of their time during to help with the Book Fair should sign up here or contact Friends of Palms.

For other library information, see the Library page.