Rockcliffe Park Book Fair
Our students are extra-excited about the 2018 Rockcliffe Park Public School Book Fair – tasked with voting on a theme, they overwhelmingly chose graphic novels and comic books! For the uninitiated, a graphic novel is a self-contained story told primarily in illustrations, usually laid out in panels, like a comic. It’s a format so appealing and accessible that such bestselling series as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Babysitter’s Club have recently gotten the graphic novel treatment. And more mature fans of gorgeous illustration and thoughtful storytelling will find lots to love in graphic novels, too.
Now in its 57th year, the RPPS Book Fair welcomes thousands of avid readers over three days. Visitors can browse through more than 50,000 donated titles in every genre as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, puzzles and board games – all at great prices. Busy volunteers restock shelves regularly, so there are new finds each and every day; lots of savvy shoppers make repeat visits over the weekend. Kids are always busy at our Craft Corner and folks drop in to our Café for tasty snacks and even hot lunch and dinner options.
Book Fair is RPPS’s chief fundraiser and one of our community’s most anticipated annual events. Volunteers from the school and community work more than 4,000 hours each year to make Book Fair happen. It’s a big job with enormous benefits: Book Fair 2017 raised more than $50,000. These proceeds flow not only back to RPPS, but also to other area schools in the form of grants to support literacy efforts and other essential programs.
The Rockcliffe Park Public School gymnasium (Queen Juliana Hall – enter off Springfield Road near Buena Vista Road)
For information on the Fair: hours, location and volunteer opportunities: Web: rockcliffeparkbookfair.com, Twitter: @rppsbookfair, or Facebook: RockcliffeParkBookFair.