HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The George Hess Education Complex hosted a Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 13-17.

The event offered books and educational products from dozens of publishers that included popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers and other products. 

Customers helped build classroom libraries by purchasing books through the Classroom Wish List program. In addition, the book fair featured the All for Books program, in which students could donate loose change. Scholastic matches the money collected by schools with a donation of up to $1 million in books via the Kids in Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, both charitable organizations.

The book fair family night Friday, Nov. 17 featured basket raffles and free refreshments provided by the Hamilton Township Education Association.

"Family night at the Scholastic Book Fair is my favorite day of the school year,” media specialist Kristen Mulraney said.

“Every day I see students loving books and enjoying reading, and it is wonderful to see the parents as enthused as their children about books. We had over 300 visitors to family night this year, which is a wonderful turnout.”

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