We are so lucky to have great members who share their time to respond to CMLE polls. This input allows us to share with others what is happening in the region. Recently we asked what schools are doing regarding book fairs.
- 96% of responders are using Scholastic
- 2 – average number of book fairs during the school year
- 40% – average dollar return of the total amount sold
Overall, all responders said they use the book fair to add books to their collection, but others said they use it for furniture, online subscriptions, and makerspace activities. Most responders scheduled their book fair to coincide with conferences at their school.
Responders also weighed in on book fairs:
“The book fair generates a lot of excitement and it is fantastic to see families visit the fair and leave with books to enjoy at home.”“Each year our profits shrink. Considering changing or dropping completely.”
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