Student Reading Council hosts book fair to benefit children in need
By Jessica Sinn
University News Service
November 21, 2007
Conveniently located on the Texas State University-San Marcos campus, shoppers can purchase holiday gifts in between classes at the Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 28-30 in the
Schedule and opening hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 29 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Nov. 30.
The book fair, themed “Book Fair Blizzard” will feature a variety of children’s books by bestselling authors and illustrators. The event will also include computer stations for downloading student activities and teacher curriculum materials, as well as book talks and special author video clips.
“This is a great opportunity for future teachers to start building their class libraries,” Belmarez said. “The book fair is a great place to find popular titles at lower prices than what you would normally find at local bookstores.”
Proceeds will benefit the Texas State Reading Association’s international project, which is to help build a library for the
Some of the door prizes include free beauty treatments from Hollywood Nails, Sink Creek Day Spa & Massage, Mary Kay and Head West Salon; Chipotle gift certificates; and university apparel from Colloquium Bookstore and the Texas State Bookstore.
The SMSRC is affiliated with the Texas State Reading Association and the International Reading Association. Students who join SMSRC also become members of the Texas State Reading Association and receive quality educational publications for cutting edge teaching strategies.
For more information about the Scholastic Book Fair, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/publish/txstate.
For more information about the San Marcos Student Reading Council, visit http://www.education.txstate.edu/ci/people/organizations.html or call (512) 245-2157.