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Bookworms enjoy Book Fair

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Books and school supplies fill the Clay City Elementary School library this week for the semi-annual Scholastic Book Fair. Sales from the fair provide funds for the library to purchase new books and materials. Melinda Quasius Photo.
The Clay City Elementary School library has turned into a bookstore for the week.

The semi-annual Scholastic Book Fair offers students the opportunity to purchase books, computer software, school supplies and posters before school and during their normal library time.

Clay City Elementary will receive around $3,000 of new materials from sales proceeds, including books and library supplies.

Although the library is disrupted for a week, the benefits outweigh the inconvenience, according to librarian Rhonda Weiswinger.

Students can find special editions of books at the fair, like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" by Jeff Kinney, which can be found in paperback form only through Scholastic.

Weiswinger said younger students come up to her and ask her to save copies of books for them until it is their classes' turn to visit the fair. She assures them there are enough copies to go around.

For students who do not purchase any books, popular books on display are usually added to the library.

High School Musical posters are popular this year, and school supplies are always in high demand.

Weiswinger said some kids browse the sale, but some know exactly what they want.

The book fair is a fun event for students at Clay City Elementary, and the benefits get passed on to future students for years to come.

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