— "Every Reader is a Star" is the theme for this year's Scholastic Book Fair at Wallenpaupack North Primary School in Hawley, Sept. 24-28.
The annual week-long Book Fair has been a popular community event for eight years.
"This year will be an extra-special literary experience," said event organizer and reading specialist Dawn Williams. "We are fortunate to have five local 'All-Star' authors and illustrators graciously donating their time to share their books and talent with our school and community."
The five local authors – Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Clara Gillow Clark, Lindsay Barrett George, Cathy Mazur and Christine San Jose – will be appearing during "Family Fun Night," held at the school on Thursday, Sept. 27, 5 - 8 p.m. Their books will be for sale and book-signing will be available.
Scholastic books for all ages may also be purchased at the Book Fair during "Family Fun Night," including fiction, nonfiction, children's picture books, and many educational activities and supplies as well. Profits from the Book Fair Sale will be used to benefit North Primary students.
Admission is free and there will be family activities such as Book Bingo, crafts and face painting.
There will be many opportunities for students and families to win free books and visit their favorite teachers.
There will be free refreshments, a bake sale and a Coffee Café.
For more information please call the Book Fair Chairperson Dawn Williams, Denise Genello at the North Primary School (226-4557, option 2) or at the Wallenpaupack Area School District website www.wallenpaupack.org