The recently held Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) Book Fair was truly amazing this year. The Parents’ Association Book Fair committee members and volunteers worked hard to transform the Fine Arts Center into an underwater literary adventure! With a “shark jaws” exit, jellyfish suspended from the ceiling, schools of fish on the floor, and undersea murals, the Fine Arts Center auditorium was completely transformed.
The children were enchanted with the decorations, especially the sharp-toothed shark, the gleaming octopus with a book in each tentacle, and the reefs of fish. “They loved selecting the books and really appreciated this magical event,” Ruthanne Stabler, Director of Education, said.
“Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping to craft a book fair that focused on the reading interests and needs of our school community,” Librarian Carole Senn said. “We appreciate our Parents' Association for planning a book fair that fosters our students' love of reading and provides opportunities to grow our school and classroom libraries.“
Book Fair committee co-chair Barbara Groves said, “It was a pleasure to work with such an amazing Book Fair Chair committee: Heather Douglas and Holly Kobrin. Their enthusiasm and energy were electric. My decorations team of Jon Kaplan, Deborah James, and Beth Roberts, were always available and ready to tackle any project request. The creativity and synergy of this team were the essence of success in decorating the JCDS Book Fair.”
Thanks to the Book Fair committee, JCDS students were able to enjoy a creative environment that encouraged reading while selecting books for their enjoyment and education.