Annual Literacy Night and Book Fair

Annual Literacy Night and Book Fair at Barnes and Noble
Posted on 02/21/2020
Nora Bernstein and Andrea DominguezOn Thursday, February 6, Polo Park Middle School held their annual Literacy Night and Book Fair at Barnes and Noble. The event was held from 5:30-8:00 pm. where students and parents enjoyed a night filled with books, raffles, and all around fun.

The event was organized by Media Center Specialist Nora Bernstein, who is extremely proud of the event. “I love literacy night because it brings everyone together and we highlight the talents of our school. People are given free choice of what they select to read.”

During Literacy night the students and parents listened to the Polo Park band and chorus, viewed the student artwork, entered the raffles for gift baskets, participated in scavenger hunts, played bingo, and obtained extra credit from their English teachers.

The students in the band played a variety of music such as the Jurassic Park theme song and many classic art pieces. Kevin Graham, the Polo Park band director said, “Just getting to show off what my students do everyday, and what we get to do is so special. I’m so happy to be here with my students.”

Attendees were able to browse and purchase books, with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the Polo Park library.

Students thoroughly enjoyed the night as they had fun, shopped for books, and had a great time with their friends.

“I love playing and showing everyone what our great band can do,” said eighth grader Leonardo Lipson. “I also love showing all the young kids all the cool instruments.”

The event was a great success for Polo Park where many books were bought, and the school raised money for their library.