HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The George Hess Education Complex hosted a Scholastic Book Fair themed Paws for Books March 5 through 9. The book fair offered specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers and other great reads from dozens of publishers.
Book Fair customers helped the school 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 can share the thrill of reading with others by donating loose change to purchase books from the book fair for the school library and classroom libraries. Scholastic Book Fairs then matches those monetary donations with a donation of up to one million dollars in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through organizations such as Kids in Distressed Situations Inc. and the Kids in Need Foundation.
The book fair also featured a special family night with free refreshments provided by the Hamilton Township Education Association on Thursday, March 8, when two baskets filled with books were raffled off.
"What a wonderful turn out there was for family night,” media specialist Rachel Husta said. “The Hess students love to read, and it is great to see parents and grandparents coming out to support their children and the Hess School."