Elementary Library Prepares for Another Successful Book Fair

A TCS tradition, the book fair, will return this year to promote reading culture.

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Elementary Library Prepares for Another Successful Book Fair

Readers will have an enormous selection of genres to choose from this book fair.

Readers will have an enormous selection of genres to choose from this book fair.

Readers will have an enormous selection of genres to choose from this book fair.

Readers will have an enormous selection of genres to choose from this book fair.

Mathias Echavarria, Discoverer Staff Writer

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The elementary library is preparing for the Book Fair taking place on April 8th through 12th in the elementary coliseum.

Kids can buy and find books in the Book Fair, a long standing TCS tradition which encourages reading culture, which has grown over the last few years.

“The book fair used to be really small, it had really few books and topics” Vicente Echavarria, 5th Grader, said.

Expectations are high this year, and with even more parent volunteer involvement this will shape out to be one of the most successful book fairs ever. From organizing, to special guest appearances, parents will transform this years book fair.

“This year we expect more parent involvement to sell books, and to help kids find appropriate books. Also some author family members of students, will be there to talk to the kids” Carolina Madrid, Elementary TCS Librarian, said.

Many parents, mothers especially are on board with this years book fair, and its attempt to promote reading, as it has always been of great importance.

“Reading is the most essential thing for learning” Nathalia Jaramillo, Mother to an Elementary Student, said.

As mentioned previously this year’s emphasis is encouraging a reading habit, which will be accomplished both by helping kids choose books they will enjoy, and by increasing their scope into new genres they haven’t tried out.

“Our goal is both that our kids book shop correctly, and that they open up their horizons, try something new.” Madrid said.

Talking about opening opportunities, this years book fair will have a section dedicated to older readers such as middle and high schoolers. This will be the first time books for older readers has been properly available in the book fair in years and will hopefully bring the reading to the older students who may have fallen out of reading.

“We will also be having a space for older kids from middle and high school so you guys can maybe get back into the reading spirit.” Madrid said.

In the end, it’s the love for reading that brings students, teachers, parents, and librarians together at the book fair, and creates one of the most special events in TCS every year.

“Our focus is not to sell, its to inspire.” Madrid said.