PA Book Fair Supports Students’ Love of Reading

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Students, parents, and faculty explored the Book Fair

At the annual Parents’ Association Book Fair, students, parents, and faculty browsed the displays looking for their next great read. While plenty of people found books for themselves, many also generously purchased books to donate to Gaynor’s library—76 in total. The Scholastic Book Fair was the culmination of a week full of reading-related events.

First, Alyson Gerber, author of “Focused” and “Braced,”  spoke to students in the Performing Arts Center, sharing her story of the challenges she faced growing up, learning how to learn with ADHD and the physical and emotional challenges of growing up while being required to wear a back brace nearly nonstop for almost two years to correct her spine. The following day, Matthew De La Peña, who has written more than a dozen children’s and young adult novels including “Last Stop on Market Street” and “Carmela Full of Wishes” spoke to students in the EC through Red Clusters. The final author visit will be Kate McMullan on June 5.  
Librarian Dionne De Lancy said of the donations, “We are excited to add to the collection all of these books that will be listened to, read, and enjoyed by our students and staff.” Thank you to the Parents’ Association for sponsoring this event and to our community for supporting our students’ love of reading.