Posted Monday, October 27, 2014
He’s big, he’s red, he’s famous – and, he was at Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) to celebrate the annual Scholastic Book Fair! Clifford the Big Red Dog came to life for students as the school celebrated reading October 20 – 24. It was one of two book fairs LECC hosts annually.
“This is a fantastic program for both our students and our school,” said LECC Principal Kyle Bush. “With the Scholastic Book Fair, the media center receives a certain amount of the proceeds – money that we use to invest in learning materials for our students. Plus, it gives our students a chance to make book selections to expand their library at home.”
Last year, the LECC media center earned a little more than $5,500 during the two book fairs. LECC families donated more than $1,000 last year for LECC’s All for Books program, in which for every dollar LECC collects, Scholastic donates one book to one of two nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources: Kids in Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. The Scholastic Book Fairs LECC hosts each year are the media center’s sole source of funding for library books.
The next LECC Scholastic Book Fair is set for March 2-6.