All Hamilton School District residents are invited to attend Templeton Middle School’s Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 3-6. The Book Fair will be open each day while school is in session and from 3:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. during parent-teacher conferences on Oct. 5.
The Book Fair will feature a wide range of books for teens, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides and the latest bestseller from more than 150 publishers. Other items also will be available for purchase including posters, folders, pencils, pens, erasers, kits, journals, games, crafts and more. A parent table will feature various fiction, nonfiction and cookbooks.
Templeton Library-Media Specialist Anita Paque said the purpose of the event is to promote reading as an educational, fun and exciting activity. Research shows that there is a need for increased reading practice, according to Paque. A recent study of literature-based reading shows that overall students read only 7.1 minutes a day. The study also shows that reading practice helps to increase reading performance.
Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Dr., Sussex.