Connections Public Charter School will host a Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Friday, Sept. 17-21, at the Kress building on Kamehameha Avenue in downtown Hilo. The schedule will be 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
Funds raised will help purchase books for classroom libraries, and trips for the children.
“Families, faculty and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers,” said spokeswoman Lauren Wear.
The book fair will feature a community and family event on that Thursday afternoon, with raffles, refreshments for sale, prizes and special events.
The book fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers and other great reads from more than 100 publishers.
Book Fair customers may help the school build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List program.
In addition, the Book Fair will feature the One for Books program, where kids can share the thrill of reading by donating loose change to purchase books from the Book Fair for kids who can’t buy a book.
Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books, which go to national nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping families in need, such as the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc., and Kids In Need Foundation.
“We are excited and hope to see you all there,” said Wear.