Book fair arrives Thursday

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Illustration by Estefania B. Alonso

By Michelle Delgado

Students at this college can rekindle their inner 8-year-old when the Bookaneer book fair comes to campus.

Selections such as a “Shopkins” collection guide, assorted “Plants vs. Zombies” titles and “Grumpy Cat” will be available at the book fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 3-6 in the mall.

Classic books including “Captain Underpants” and “Fly Guy” will be hitting the shelves as well, sending some students down memory lane of book fair week from the days of elementary school.

“Listening to the students, I always hear them say, ‘Oh my gosh, do you remember this?’” Carrie Hernandez, senior student success specialist, said. “They get so excited.”

Scholastic Book Fairs send the books and products out for free.

“All we have to do is put in time and effort,” Hernandez said. “The hardest part is setting up and tearing down.”

Students from the Future Teachers Organization will volunteer to help with book fair duties.

If people are looking for volunteer hours, that is one way they can gain some, Hernandez said.

She said 40 percent of all sales will be used to donate free books to the outreach and recruitment office, which works with the reading buddy program where volunteers meet with a young student to read a book.

“It’s just a great way to give back because we are giving books back to the kids,” Hernandez said.

A booklist promoting some of the books that will be available can be found at the Loftin Student Center information desk.

For more information, call Hernandez at 210-486-0128 or visit her from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the office of student life in Room 260 of Loftin.


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