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Masterman School Library The Celebration Book Club

posted Mar 16, 2012, 5:57 AM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Jan 5, 2014, 7:40 AM by Masterman HSA Webmaster ]

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

         We are grateful for everyone’s generous donations to the school library this year. When we put out a web blast to fill in the gaps for the series books in the collection, parents and students cleared out their bookshelves.  The book fair profit enabled us to renew the web-based circulation system.  The Home and School paid for some of the databases your children use at school and at home for research. This year, the profit from Masterman’s Annual Auction will go toward refurbishing the school library, providing an attractive, welcoming place where students can read, study, work, and interact. This year has been stellar for our school library! 

            Your support of the library as the heart of the school is evident.  Perhaps you would like to contribute in a personal way.  Graduation for eighth graders and seniors is just around the corner. If you want to remember your graduate with a meaningful gift, you may consider a monetary donation to the Masterman School Library. 

            The enclosed flyer describes the Celebration Club. Through the Celebration Club, you can make a donation in honor of a graduate. This year, we are concentrating on the following areas: biography and a set of books on the United States.  We will place a specially inscribed book plate in the front of the book purchased with your donation. The graduate will receive a letter notifying him or her of your gift.

            In addition to giving a distinctive graduation gift, your thoughtfulness enables us to augment our collection in support of our curriculum. Your donation benefits the whole Masterman community!

            If you are interested in participating in the Celebration Club, kindly complete the enclosed flyer and return it to the school library. We also have a downloadable form on Masterman School Website ( http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/); look for the Instructional Media Center link on the left-hand margin, then click Library Programs. Any questions can be directed to the library staff at 215-299-2581. Thank you again for your magnanimous support of our school library.



Marjorie Neff                                                                Bernadette Kearney

Principal                                                                        School librarian

Our Book Fair is Coming Apr 10th-Apr 16th

posted Mar 16, 2012, 5:55 AM by Clara Jerez   [ updated Jan 5, 2014, 7:40 AM by Masterman HSA Webmaster ]

Our spring book fair is on its way! Scholastic promises a selection our students will find interesting. We will also have young adult, nonfiction, and best sellers for adults. 

Profit from the book fair will fund the database eLibrary, appropriate for both middle and high school students and accessible at home and at school. To meet this goal, we need to raise approximately $5,000 in cash. We hope your children will enjoy seeing some of their favorite titles at the book fair, and we appreciate your help to achieve our goal. 
Some special features of our spring book fair: 

  • Treats for those spending $5 or more;
  • Raffle tickets on a gift basket;
  • Guess How Many Jellybeans Are in the Jar? contest;
  • Teacher favorites;
  • Friday, Apr. 13th, dress as your favorite book character.
  • Thank you for your participation. I look forward to seeing you at the spring book fair.

        Mrs. Kearney, School Librarian

Apr 10 - Apr 16

Tues, Apr 10
Wed, Apr 11
Thurs, Apr 12
Fri, Apr 13
Sat, Apr 14
Sun, Apr 15
Mon, Apr 16

We accept the following payment methods at our fair:
Checks (Payable to the school)

Books at Our Fair

Check out some of the popular titles you may find at our Book Fair*.

The previews include book descriptions and special features like author video clips and reading levels.

*Remember that not all books are available at all Fairs

All Book Fair Volunteers!

Love books? Volunteer to help at the Book Fair. You can decorate and set up, help kids select books, or help pack up. There are lots of ways to participate. Contact Julie Naylor-Nolas or Jane Piecuch if you can spare any time to help with the book fair.

Let us know if you can volunteer.

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