Preparation tasks Worked at the Kendall E. S. Bookfair to gain insights into how a bookfair is run Received training on the cash register machine Coordinated for parent volunteers Coordinated with the Follett Book Rep. Decorate the library to support the theme “Peace, Love, & Books” Me and my team preparing!
Book Fair Goals Make a $3,000 profit from the bookfair Insure all reading classes get at least 30 minutes of dedicated bookfair time Open the Bookfair 30 minutes before school each day, and 2 hours after school the day before it closes Provide the students a safe, entertaining,& fun experience
Daily duties Run the cash register, and track daily purchases Insure the “LonestarBooktalk” video was running continuously Answer questions about book selections, price of items, and other concerns Direct parent volunteers Stay positive
Closing the Bookfair Process the receipts from the bookfair Inventory the books and other items Break down the tables and display areas Coordinate with the Follett Rep. for pickup Clean up the library
Lessons Learned Coordinate every detail. No detail is too small Advertise the upcoming bookfair to students by flyers, posters, and announcements Invite the Principal so he/she can see an important part of your program Volunteers can run the register, but the librarian should track all receipts Have Fun