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Book fair

ABOVE: Natalya Karpenko rejoices in scooping up her Justing Bieber item. Photo by Dasha Tsakke. BELOW: Books are set up on a table for patrons to examine. Photo by Dasha Tsakke. BOTTOM: Alexander Bgatov and Alicia Barrera consider which books to purchase. Photo by Diana Mulina.

Book fair
Book fair
Book fair encourages reading, promotes club

The FHS library is hosting a book fair to promote reading and raise some money for the school's Book Club.

A book fair is waiting for you at a quite convenient location. Whether you have a deep passion for reading and immersing yourself in the world of novels and literature, or have never picked up a book in your life on your own free will, you can find something of value at the book fair.

“People should come there because they can buy cool things like a chocolate calculator! It’s so cool that I was in love,” said Natalya Karpenko, a junior.

“The book fair is an excellent way to catch great deals on books right on campus,” added fellow member of FHS’s book club, junior Shekinah Peredo. “There is a wide selection of genres, from fantasy, to action, to romance, to adventure. If you're looking for a way to spend some extra cash, head down to the library and get something at the Book Fair. Even if you're not a reader, they have other things to offer. There's even a zombie poster for all you Apocalypse peepers out there. So take advantage of this opportunity and go, go, go!"

Many items for sale can make great gifts and prizes. Prices are kind to your wallet, starting from just two quarters and reaching a maximum price of $22. If you still do not find what you’re looking for, do not worry, because you can put in requests for new things to be added to future book fairs.

Teacher librarian Mrs. Joanne Ligamari and library media tech Mrs. Shannon Pegar are the people behind the book fair and they expect successful results. Much excitement is in the air, and hopefully this will be a positive experience that can be repeated in the future.

The purpose of the book fair is to reach out to high school students, parents, teachers, and the community. A few active book club members will be there to serve with their energetic and helpful hands.

"We want students to have affordable books in their hands," said Ms. Pegar. "If a student chooses his or her own book at an affordable price, he or she is more likely to read it. Reading is our main goal. We want to encourage reading for fun and for academics. Being able to read and comprehend is so important in our society. We also want the library to be the 'go-to-place' on campus. As far as the money, it is a bonus."

The idea of holding a book fair sprang about from the need to raise money to purchase books for the Book Club and supplies for the library. Because Mrs. Ligamari has refined experience in running such events, it seemed like a good idea. It is a "first" on the premises of Foothill High, as far as the librarians and even Foothill High seniors can remember. Because it is new at this level, the librarians decided to keep it small for the first attempt. They would feel fulfilled if they received a big turnout, but even if that doesn't happen, it's still worth the effort.

"It is worth all the work that goes into it if even just one student becomes a reader for life," said Mrs. Pegar. "I am very excited about this. I am nervous too. It is the first time for me to be in charge and the first time for this high school to have this kind of event. I want it to be successful so we can do it again. I would love to see other high schools following in our footsteps."

So come and support the library and Book Club, and gain something for yourself from it. You are sure to receive full attention and help as soon as you walk through the doors of the library, where not a single student is treated indifferently, not a single one walks in and out unnoticed. The librarians will be waiting.



Location: Foothill High School Library

Dates: Sept. 10-14, 2012 (Mon. - Fri.)

Times: Before School (7:05 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.), during lunch (11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.), and after school (2:30 p.m.-3:25 p.m.)
*Wednesdays are 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.-3:25 p.m.

Items for Sale: Books, posters, pencils, pens, erasers, book marks and other miscellaneous stuff
Payment method: Cash and credit cards accepted. No checks and no IOU's (iou's are only offered for five-cent printed copies). Receipt will be issued after transaction.


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