A Book Fair Is A Hit At Rim Country Middle School

Jesse Bishop looks at a history book of sorts and comments that it doesn't look upside down to him, "See?"

Jesse Bishop looks at a history book of sorts and comments that it doesn't look upside down to him, "See?" Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Christian Shaw looks up suddenly from the Star Wars book he is paging through and finds a flash and a lens pointing at him during the Rim Country Middle School Book Fair.

Rim country Middle School recently had a literacy event in the school library that put books iin the hands of kids and raised funds for the schools.

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the importance of reading and demonstrate that reading an be an adventure into a another world.

The theme of the Book Fair was “Our Heroes”. An area was created for kids to post photographs and the names of people they admire; historical figures, family members, and community leaders: policemen, firemen, military personnel, athletes and city officials. They could also write a few sentences explaining why that person is a hero to them.

The RCMS Librarian, Mayra Bransford, also mentioned focusing on the One for Book Program, which is an easy and effective way to untie the school community and provide more books for kids and teachers.

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Lily Cram, left, Anthony Mustaca, and David Bullard, comment on the book about human anatomy. Some of their remarks refer to it being gross and icky but yet, the fascination holds them in their place.

Students can donate their loose change and more to this program, and the library will buy more books to enrich the school and benefit the students. Scholastic will donate books to “Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.”, “The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation” and “The Kids in Need Foundation”.

The Book Fair ran from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the RCMS library.

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