POMEROY — Book fairs have been taking place in schools for years as a way of encouraging students to read more, and this week one is being held in the Intermediate Library for fourth, fifth and sixth graders attending the Meigs Elementary School.
Next week a book fair will be held in the Primary Library for the younger students where a variety of age appropriate books for those children will be offered.
Every year Scholastic comes into the schools with a wide variety of books geared for all reading and interest levels.
The children preview all the books and then are given the opportunity to purchase the ones they want. Usually sales of books run into several thousand dollars. There are benefits for the schools hosting book fairs. They are given some new books for the libraries, and also receive some of the book sale money which they use for general improvements in the libraries, like more book shelves or comfortable furnishings, like bean bag seating, where the kids can relax and read.