2023 Holiday Book Fair 
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Dec 11-15 • WES library


It's finally happening! The book fair is Monday through Friday of next week! The fair is hosted by the PTA and Mrs. Lacrosse, supported by parent volunteers, and has historically raised significant funds for our school library programming. It's my favorite event of the year! We will have a large selection, ranging from picture books to Young Adult, and even a few books for adult readers, as well. It is the most fun week. Really, there are few things sweeter, or more entertaining, than a horde of book-hungry children descending upon the school library. I promise. We hope to see you all there!
The book fair is open everyday before school (8am), during recess and lunch, and after school (until 3:30pm). Exceptions: The fair will not be open after school Wednesday and on Friday the fair CLOSES AFTER MORNING RECESS.
Family Night is on Wednesday, December 13, from 6-7:30pm. We will announce the winners of the Read-a-Thon and have some fun surprise readers. It's a great chance to socialize, and provides some book fair time for those who can't make it during the day. 
If you would like to purchase a gift card for your child so that they may shop, you can do so here. PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing for more than one child, we kindly request that you purchase a separate gift card for each child. Please be mindful that the gift card may take a couple of hours to reflect in our system, so if you purchase one in the morning, it may not be available for your child to use in time for recess or lunch. To be safe, you may want to print a paper copy of the gift card for your child to take with them to the fair. 
(Pro Tip: These gift cards make great gifts to teachers!)
Our book fair also comes with an online storefront. Should you be unable to attend in person, or if you're looking for something we don't have in stock, consider shopping at our e-fair.
Our vendor, Literati, offers book club subscriptions. These make wonderful gifts, and can be customized to the reading preferences of the recipient. For any subscription purchased through our fair, the Woodside School library will receive 10% of all proceeds as long as the subscription remains active. 

2023 Holiday Read-A-Thon
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Ready, Set, READ!! 📚 
The Read-a-Thon STARTS TODAY! 
All students (TK-8th) have been automatically enrolled in our online Read-a-Thon platform, RallyUp.  Students in TK - 5th were enrolled with a parent's email while students in 6-8th were enrolled with their school email address.  
  • Mon, Dec. 4th, 5am: Read-a-Thon begins! Start READING & LOGGING MINUTES! (instructions for logging minutes)
  • Tue, Dec. 5th, 7pm: Bedtime Stories via Zoom with Mr. Hurley & Ms. LaCrosse.
  • Fri, Dec. 8th: Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day!
  • Mon, Dec. 11th: Book Fair Opens @ WES Library! 
  • Wed, Dec. 13th
  •   5pm: Read-a-Thon ends! Prizes awarded to highest readers & earners per grade. 
  •   6pm: Prizes awarded at Read-a-Thon & Book Fair family event with a local police officer as a celebrity reader!
  •   Midnight: Minute logging capability disabled although pledge fulfillment continues.
  • Fri, Dec 15th, 10am: Book Fair Closes & Deadline to use Read-a-Thon Gift Certificates.