The new librarian at Harrison County High School is bringing back something which has been gone for some time - a book fair.
From Oct. 27 through 31, the library will be host to a Scholastic book fair and will have special events and expanded hours to go along.
On Monday, HCHS is having parent-teacher conferences. Librarian Stacy Cawley used that opportunity to expand library hours from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.
That way, she said, “Parents have a chance to get in.”
The creative writing club is having an open mic night on Monday as well so students can show off their own writings.
“We’re really doing this in a way to support literacy and to support writing,” Cawley said. “We’re trying to show reading and writing are important and they can be fun.”
On Thursday, Oct. 30, the hours will again be extended from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a special treat.
“All day that day, we’re going to have a ‘Starbooks Cafe,” Cawley said.
Starbucks is donating coffee and hot chocolate for the event.
“They’re going to have people here actually working a cafe-type setting,” Cawley added.
From 4-5 p.m., that day, chorus teacher Tom Flannery will sing for cafe visitors.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, the hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is designed to not only raise some funds for the library, but to increase the amount which kids read.
“We’re trying to get our kids excited about reading,” said Cawley. “I think it’s going to be successful.”
Parents who wish to visit during school hours should sign in at the school office before heading to the library.
“We welcome anybody who wants to come shop with us,” said Cawley.