We recently spent a day at a Fairfax County elementary school where we held a book fair where every student received a brand-new book to take home. These “Build-a-Child’s Library” events are great fun for our members who help the children with their selections because we can witness how excited, happy, and grateful the students are to have a book to keep. More than 600 students, from Pre-K to 6th graders, chose books on topics that interested them. We stamped each book with “This Book Belongs To’ and asked the students to sign their names. They also received an Assistance League book mark. Some eager students began reading their books immediately while waiting for the rest of their class to make their selections.
Our book selections and purchases for these book fairs are guided by an expert at Scholastic. Also, a grant from Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library helped us purchase books for this event.
The students were exuberantly grateful to receive new books and their teachers were also delighted, knowing all their students had chosen book titles that interested them. Those outcomes made this event doubly satisfying for our members. Join Assistance League and join the fun!