CHC students walk the plank at book fair

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The entrance of C.H. Campbell Elementary School’s library was transformed into Pirate Cove for the school’s Scholastic book fair, and the children were warned by signs to enter if they dared on Nov. 19.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-grader had some fun with the pirate-themed decorations at the school’s annual book fair on Nov. 19.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A C.H. Campbell Elementary School second-grade student and his mom shopped the school’s annual book fair on Nov. 19.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Students entering C.H. Campbell Elementary School’s library to shop at the Scholastic book fair were warned to enter if they dared into Pirate Cove. With the theme “What ARRGGH You Reading?,” the library was transformed into a pirates world, complete with a pirate ship, treasure chests, pirate skeletons, palm trees and, of course, a parrot.

C.H. Campbell Elementary School librarian/media specialist Patti Hockensmith said the decorating was a group effort of many PTO mothers.

“The moms do an amazing job every year for our book fair. The kids love it,” Hockensmith said.

The students attended the book fair during their scheduled library times, browsing through a variety of books, including bestsellers, entertainment, cook books, hardcover picture books and reference and science books. Students could also purchase bookmarks, pencils, novelty erasers, journals, pens, stickers, posters and more.

Parents and grandparents were invited to the book fair to help the students shop. The book fair also offered adult bestsellers for the parents and grandparents who attended the fair.

Students could also purchase books for their teacher’s classroom through the Buy a Teacher a Book program.

Members of the school’s PTO operated the checkout during the fair and were also available to help the children pick out books.

Proceeds from the book fair are used to buy books for the library.

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