District 4 hosts Scholastic book fair next week

Big Horn County School District No. 4 will host a Scholastic Book Fair starting Monday and running through Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Riverside High School Library.

District Librarian Val Roady said funds raised will help purchase books for the district libraries.  Families and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.

“Reading is the most important skill we can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one we can influence the most,” Roady said.

The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. Book Fair customers may help the school build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List program.

The community is invited to visit Big Horn County School District No. 4’s Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives, she said.

The Book Fair theme — All-Star Book Fair: Every Reader Is a Star! — is part of an exciting reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

“Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair,” Roady said.

The book fair will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday. It will also be open the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at RHS.