Sarracino Middle School to host community book fair

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Students from Sarracino Middle School will host a special Book Fair from Scholastic on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to promote and celebrate reading literacy. The SMS Pumpkin Carving and Literacy Family Event Celebration will start at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with dinner, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving and prizes. Student poetry will be exhibited throughout the school and the Scholastics Book Fair will also be open in the library.

The book fair will be open each day from 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. and feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, magazines and the latest best sellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to attend.

Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List program.

Sponsorships are available. Area businesses interested in making a donation are asked to contact Cindy Martlock at 835-2648.

Proceeds from the fair will be used to put books into the hands of SMS students and families in the Socorro Consolidated School District.