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2 Book Fair Planning Tips

3 Scholastic Book Fairs Book Fair Companies Junior Editions Barnes and Noble

4 One month before: Schedule volunteers - primary grade students need the most help Copy wish lists forms at Print Shop - fill in student name and teacher

5 One month before: Request a sampling of titles to booktalk and/or display

6 Begin posting notices in school newsletter One month before:

7 Visit Scholastics Book Fair website for decorating ideas, forms to download, more tips

8 Two weeks before: Post flyers around the building with dates Set-up a display in a showcase or a bulletin board

9 One week before: Obtain $100 in petty cash 2 rolls each of pennies, nickels, quarters 1 roll of dimes 3 - $5.00 bills 3 - $10.00 bills 25 - $1.00 bills

10 One week before: Borrow tape adding machine from front office Locate a cash box

11 Nice to have... Create a reorder form for popular titles - have Print Shop copy onto carbonless paper

12 Nice to have... Self inking stamps Last Copy - Not for Sale - See Cashier to Order Book Fair - to stamp on the memo line of checks

13 Extra supplies... Pens and pencils Sticky notes Soda boxes/paper box lids to hold wish lists for the day or extra supplies

14 When the book fair is set-up... Check over titles - remove inappropriate ones Highlight titles received on master list - keep master list by cashier

15 When the book fair is set-up... Hold a staff preview party - with snacks! Encourage staff to create wish lists for parents to buy books for classrooms.

16 During the book fair... Have all classes browse before any purchases are made Encourage parents to shop or send in a check with the order in a sealed envelope

17 During the book fair... Place a note on the last copy of popular titles

18 During the book fair... Secure money frequently Move slow moving titles to eye level Recommend titles as alternatives to popular ones

19 More tips... Consider NOT sending home the book fair newsletter

20 More tips... Have extended hours for working parents Provide snacks for volunteers Send volunteers a hand-written thank you note at the end of the fair

21 Have fun!!!

22 Thank You... Dawne Royo, Media Specialist, Tridelphia Ridge Elementary School, for allowing me to use and revise your presentation.


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