Campus book fair to help local elementary

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Faculty Senate, Staff Council and SGA are assisting with the event.

By Cynthia M. Herrera

Remember those times in elementary when the book fair came to school?

Well, now students can revisit their inner childhood bookworm.

Scholastic’s “Under the Sea” Book Fair will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays Thursday-April 2 in the mall.

Student success coordinator Carrie Hernandez said the book fair will donate 40 percent of total sales to Margil Elementary School in the form of free books.

“Our goal is to sell as many books as possible,” she said.

Staff Council also will be reading books to the children during Fiesta Week at the school.

Staff Council adopted the school in the fall for the school supply drive and the Angel Tree program. This was the first year Staff Council had adopted one school for the whole year.

Jacob-Aidan Martinez, coordinator of student success, said a new school would be chosen sometime in the fall.

During Faculty Senate March 4, Martinez and Valerie Hernandez, president of Campus Activities Board, asked the senate to help with the event. The senate and Student Government Association agreed to help with delivering the books to the school as well as overseeing the booth during the book fair.

The last book fair on campus took place in 2007 and helped raise about $1,000, Hernandez said.

A variety of children’s books will be sold, such as the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake” and “Captain Underpants.”

Book fair customers also can buy books online at

Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Information on the book fair will be available at the information desk inside the east entrance on the first floor of Loftin Student Center.

Call the office of student life at 210-486-0125.


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