Since the renovation and grand opening of the Oakdale Elementary / Gail Bradbury O'Connell Children's Library and Media Center some five years ago, Principal Holli Armstrong has made it a priority to impress upon her students the importance of reading.
Herself an avid reader, Principal Armstrong works hand in hand with Library and Media Specialist Meghan Nels at the school.
The pair teamed up recently, to hold their annual, Fall “Scholastic Book Fair.” Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books.
Translated in to 45 languages and available in 150 countries, Scholastic has been delivering books, magazines, and educational programs to schools and families for more than 90 years.
Scholastic Books has an annual revenue in excess of $2 billion. Ms. Armstrong says that they “offer a good quality, affordable and entertaining product.” Oakdale Elementary began each day with a Breakfast with Books – where students and their parents could come in to school early and make their purchases.
Other students visited the bookfair during their regular library times. Mrs. Nels explained, that a percentage of the money raised by the sale of these books, is returned to the school.
Oakdale's 300 plus students in grades 1-5, purchased approximately 1,000 books and raised well over $2,000 for their school library!
Students in all grades, along with parent volunteers, cherish their time spent in this wonderful library. Congratulations to all of the Oakdale families for taking part in this fundraiser