Book fair connects Genesis students to books to promote reading

A fall book fair was held at Genesis Promise Academy throughout the week of September 15. Held twice a year, all schools students are able to shop the book fairs to select books that interest them.

According to school librarian Regina Craddolph, the goal of the book fairs is to connect students to books in order to build their personal libraries at home.

"Our goal is to get as many books into the hands of students as possible that are at a price that families can afford," said Craddolph.

Keith Brown, LINC Site Coordinator at Genesis Promise Academy, engaged with members of the LINC Site Council at Genesis Caring Communities to help staff the book fair with parent and community volunteers. 

"As a result of that kind of interaction, we are able to engage more volunteers and more parents and develop a greater sense of participation." 

Volunteers working the book fair was a benefit to the school community. 

"Yes it does help tremendously," said Craddolph. "Without volunteers we wouldn't be able to do it at all." 

View a slideshow of the book fair below. 

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