Hello NDS Families,
Please see exciting information below regarding our NDS Book Fair from Adventure Bound Books owner, Angela Shore. The book fair starts tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26th and goes through Saturday, October 30th. They have scheduled special events this week and have extended hours for NDS-please see times listed below. Share this information with your families and friends. There is no school on Friday, October 29th, so this would be a great time to visit and shop the book fair!
It’s Book Fair Week and Adventure Bound Books is thrilled to host New Dimensions for this time-honored school tradition. We’ve been hard at work stocking a variety of books and gifts for your students, families, friends, and neighbors. We’ve also planned some amazing events for the week for students and adults!
You are encouraged to share information about the events, about special Book Fair hours, and reminders that the more people your community sends to the bookstore to shop, the more successful your Book Fair fundraiser will be. Feel free to copy and paste this email and send it to your families, post it on your social media accounts, or send it home as reminders.
Teacher Wish Lists will be available for families who wish to stock a classroom’s library with books educators would love to have for their students. Families will have the option to add their name to the inside of purchased and donated books so teachers know who the book is from when they receive it. We will collect books throughout the week and deliver them at the end of the book fair to NDS (unless a family prefers to deliver the book themselves).
Adventure Bound Books will have extended hours this week (October 26th - 30th):
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 2:45pm and 3:45pm - 6pm (that is, 11am-6pm except for 2:45-3:45pm when I pick my kids up from school)
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
There are virtual evening events scheduled at 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for even more bookish fun throughout the week, plus Story Time on Saturday before store hours. For each NDS family who attends an event, and mentions the book fair in the event chat comments, Adventure Bound Books will add $1 to the week’s fundraising totals!! (This is a great way for families who may not be able to purchase products during the Book Fair, or who may not be able to attend the Book Fair in person, to support the school’s fundraising efforts from home for free.)
Wednesday, October 27th @ 7pm - Virtual Author Event with Steven Banks
You may be familiar with his work with Nickelodeon on shows including SpongeBob Square Pants and Jimmy Neutron, and now you learn more about his young readers’ series Middle School Bites, the perfect spooky season read for ages 9 - 12 years old. This is a free event but registration is required.
Thursday, October 28th @ 7pm - Virtual Author Event with Melanie Moyer
This one is just for adults as we welcome Melanie to discuss her debut adult science fiction novel The Original Glitch. In it, Moyer retells the story of Frankenstein in a contemporary setting featuring a grad student left to deal with his advisor's sociopathic AI creation in the aftermath of her death. USE PROMO CODE WARRIORS TO ATTEND THIS VIRTUAL EVENT FOR FREE!
Friday, October 29th @ 7pm - Virtual Halloween Bedtime Stories
We’re partnering with three other independent bookstores in the southeast to bring you Halloween bedtime stories. Stories will include something for readers ages 4 years old through 12 years old. This is a free event!
Saturday, October 30th @ 10:30am - Virtual Author Event with Kashmira Sheth
Join us for a virtual event before store hours as we welcome Kashmira Sheth to the stage to discuss her series for young readers ages 8 through 12 years old. Nina Soni is up to some amazing adventures and her latest is told in Nina Soni, Halloween Queen. This is a free event but registration is required.
ALSO, we’ll have a special treat for all NDS Book Fair attendees (while supplies last) who shop on October 30th in costume!
And one last reminder - Book Fair is happening ONLINE as well! The website for online purchasing is https://adventureboundbooks.indielite.org/ and is open 24/7! Orders placed October 25th (Monday) through 11:59 p.m. on October 31st (Sunday) AND that mention the NDS Book Fair in the Order Comments, will count towards the school’s fundraising totals. The percentage of pre-tax dollars earned from online sales is 15% vs. the 20% earned from in-store purchases, but offers families to support from the comfort and convenience of their home and for family and friends who aren’t local to NDS to also support your fundraiser.
I look forward to hosting NDS this week!
Happy Book Fair Week!
Angela S. Shores, PhD (She/Her)
Owner and Bookseller
Adventure Bound Books, LLC
117 W. Union St.
Morganton, NC 28655
Facebook Page: @adventureboundbooks
Thanks in advance for your participation in this NDS Book Fair event with community partner, Adventure Bound Books!
Have a great week!
Dawn M Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations