Book Sales Exceed Expectations –

The school book fair at École Boissevain last week was much more successful than librarian Heather Heide could have imagined.

She hoped to sell $4,000 in books and other items and sales reached $6,000.

“It was amazing, and I was blown away by the support from parents, students and people in the community who came out to buy books.”

The book fair hadn’t been held since 2019 and Heide believes that’s part of the reason for this year’s success. “There was a lot of excitement about it. Our teachers and the whole school are great at encouraging kids to read and that’s something I’m passionate about too.

By reaching $6,000 in sales, Heide will be able to buy $3,000 worth of books for the school library.

“I have to complete my step in the chapter book area for children graduate of picture books and chapter books. There are always gaps that I need to fill for my non-fiction for all levels of readers, whether it’s animals or weather or history and that sort of thing. I would like to fill out my secondary section a little more.

After Grade 8, Heather Heide says students don’t come to the library as much, but she adds that ELA teachers also have fantastic libraries in the classrooms.