Elementary Book Fair & Reading Challenge

Book Fair Info

Uncover your next favorite read on February 10 - 16, here at Shalom Christian Academy in the Learning Commons. Every purchase supports our school! 

Students will preview the books February 7 - 9  and complete a Wish List to bring home. Then, they will be able to shop the Book Fair during their regular Library time the following week, February 12 - 16. 

For even more fun, your family can visit the fair during the Family Shopping Day on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00 am  - 2:00 pm. Teachers have created Wish Lists if you’d like to purchase a book to donate to your child’s classroom library. The Book Fair will also be open to parents Monday and Thursday evenings, after the Re-enrollment meeting. 

  • Payment methods: We accept cash, credit and debit cards, check (made out to SCA), or book fair gift cards.
  • Online fair: Can’t make the fair? No worries! Shop for exciting new books online at Shalom's Book Fair link here, and create student wish lists to share with friends and family.
  • Book fair gift cards: Gift cards are an easy payment method that won’t get lost in a backpack. Buy them online for use at both our in-person and online fairs. Shop here.

We can’t wait for our students to experience our upcoming book fair! Thank you for helping to inspire a lifelong love of reading.

If you have any questions, please email library@shalomca.com

*We recognize that book fair vendors stock books that don’t always align with the values of our school. While we make every effort to ensure that questionable books are removed from the Fair, we encourage parents to educate themselves on their children’s book selections. 

Reading Challenge Info

Dear Families, 

In celebration of National Reading Month during March and to build on the excitement of our Book Fair, we are continuing the tradition of our Student Reading Challenge!  If our Elementary students are able to read 7,000 books as a group during the month of March, Mrs. Keller and Mrs. Lehman have some pretty *wild* plans! You *pawsitively* won’t want to miss it! Let’s make our Reading Challenge a *roaring* success!

Top readers for each grade will be awarded a special field trip to ZooAmerica in Hershey! Each K-5 class that has 100% participation (each student reads at least one book) will earn a dress-down day! PreK classes with 100% participation will earn a special treat from Mrs. Keller.

The form to submit books read are on this page. Paper entry forms are available in the elementary office. We will keep track of the books read as we work towards our 7,000 book goal!  

Book selections for this challenge should be reading-level appropriate. (PreK and Kindergarten students may count books read aloud to them). Please help us as we encourage our students’ love of reading and foster a community of readers here at Shalom!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Happy Reading,
Ginny McCleary & Val Staley
Library Media Specialists