The ‘jungle’ is coming to BFA in the form of our spring Book Fair! We’re so excited to be able to offer you and your student(s) new books at discounted prices. This time, Book Fair set up will be Feb. 6, and student preview day will be Feb. 7. Sales will begin Monday, Feb 10, and run through Thursday, Feb 13. Please keep in mind, we fund new purchases for the library with money earned from book fairs; it’s a win/win–you get discounted books and the library receives enough funds to pay for books our kids can check out throughout the school year.
 
A couple important things to note…the library will be closed to students trying to check out/return books on Feb. 6 and 7 . In addition, it’s important that you do not leave small children unaccompanied in the library during parent teacher conferences  (or it really will become a jungle!). Library staff and volunteers are too preoccupied with their work to watch children while you are in conferences, and it becomes a safety concern for the children. To that end, we’re happy to announce that students from National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will provide FREE baby-sitting during conferences again this year. Additional details will be available in future newsletters.
 
We hope you’ll visit the Book Fair during one of the following times:
  • Monday, Feb.10, and Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
Once again we will be offering e-wallet so that parents don’t have to worry about sending cash, check or credit card; watch this video to find out more.
 
The scholastic homepage is a good resource and, if you’re like us and you can’t get enough Book Fair information, you can watch a Book Fair video (click on your child’s grade level).