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Book fair highlights the power of literature

RANCHO SANTA FE — The R. Roger Rowe School Book Fair Book Fair is coming from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 through Oct. 15, at 5927 La Granada, Room 203 next to the library.
This year’s theme celebrates heroes and the fact that heroes come in all types and can be found in and out of books. Love of reading is the ultimate goal. Literacy — the ability to read, write and understand — is the pathway to success and the ultimate superpower. The weeklong celebration of books helps lay the foundation for tomorrow’s heroes, the students.
The goal is to put books in the hands of every student and to earn new books for the library and classrooms and purchase a new book-drop box.
The Book Fair is a great way to connect kids with the books they want to read, instill the love of reading and promote literacy. Parents and children will find the best selection of books to fill their home library, featuring award-winning books and titles from leading authors. There will be hundreds of books from various publishers, including Scholastic.
Students visit the book fair with their classes during the week and can make a wish list of books they would like to buy. Teachers also make wish lists for their classrooms. Parents can place their child’s name on a dedication sticker inside books they donate to their child’s classroom.
The Book Fair needs community heroes to volunteer. They are looking for community, real-life heroes, such as firefighters, police officers, doctors, military, grandparents and parents. If they can spend one to two hours at the book fair, the school will announce their scheduled appearance to the learning community. Volunteers are needed throughout the days to help staff the sale. Community volunteers can contact Dorri Hawkes, the school librarian, at (858) 756-1141. Parents can sign up through the parent volunteer link on the school’s website at
The Book Fair will be open before and after school Monday through Friday.