In addition to our daily extraordinary library happenings, there are other exciting special events that promote the joy of reading and the use of libraries.

Scholastic Book Fairs

Scholastic Book Fairs are sponsored by our PTO and held in the fall and spring of each year. Each child will have the opportunity to purchase Book Fair items during school hours. Parents will also be invited to preview and make purchases in the fall before Bedtime Story Night and in the spring during Family Fun Night, another exciting event sponsored by our PTO. For more information, click Scholastic Book Fairs.

Home/School Reading Connections

The BUCK A BOOK campaign hosted through the York County Literacy Council will again take place in the month of January. Learners pledge to read an attainable number of books in return for friends and family monetarily sponsoring their efforts. Prizes are awarded by the York County Literacy Council through their corporate sponsors. The Kickoff Celebration will be held at the York Galleria with storytelling and other fun family events. Look for official information to come home in the new year. What a wonderful way to make local community connections and foster young budding philanthropists as their efforts help adults learn how to read and write!


ONE DISTRICT, ONE BOOK

"Read to Them: Creating a Culture of Literacy in Every Home"

Once again, our One District, One Book program will occur at all four elementary buildings. Every family will get a copy of the same book (Shhhhhh!!!! Sorry-can't reveal the title! It's a secret until January!) and will be asked to read a chapter or two a night together at home throughout the month along with all staff members, including the bus drivers and cafeteria personnel! A variety of activities will take place in the classroom regarding the book and the ever popular trivia questions will be asked during morning announcements. Your child will take ownership in being able to answer them! Reading aloud provides such powerful benefits in that it helps your child become become a better reader while spending cozy time together! With your help and support, we can build a community of readers!


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Read Across America Day

Read Across America is celebrated on March 2nd each year on the birthday of renowned author, Dr. Seuss. The program motivates children to read and promotes reading as a way to do better throughout school and life. For more information click Read Across America Day.

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Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award

Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award is sponsored annually by the Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association to promote the reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's literature, and to honor authors whose work has been recognized by the children of Pennsylvania. Each spring learners, teachers, and librarians living withing the state have the opportunity to vote for their favorite titles. The titles are broken down into age appropriate categories such as K-3, 3-6, 6-8, and young adult. For more information click Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award.

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National Library Week

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. For more information click National Library Week.

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National Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week introduces children across the nation to new authors and ideas in schools, libraries, homes, and bookstores each May. Through Children's Book Week, the Children's Book Council encourages children and their parents to discover their world through books. For more information click Children's Book Week.


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Last updated 08/17/17