For those of you close enough to attend, Reading Roundup is holding a book fair at Springfield’s Barnes & Noble, at the corner of Battlefield and Glenstone, on Saturday, August 23. Here’s the program.
Saturday, August 23rd
Barnes & Noble-Springfield, MO
11 am-Cookie, Mouse & Hometown Hero storytime
11:30 am-Noon-Byron Biggers Band
Noon-1 pm-Louie, from the Springfield Cardinals.
1 pm-3 pm-Author Linda Barboa will be signing: Stars in Her Eyes.
3 pm-5 pm-Author Steven Law will be signing Sonora.
Stop by the Café and order the “Book Worm”
Vanilla Bean crème based Frappuccino with special toppings.
This will be our second book fair of this year for Reading Roundup and we’re hoping for a good turnout of people who will shop at the store that day to support us. A percent of store sales on that day through August 28 will be donated to Reading Roundup and all the money we receive goes to fund grants requested by librarians in Springfield Public Schools to meet special needs of their students. FOR YOUR PURCHASES TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST TELL THE CHASHIER THAT YOU WANT TO SUPPORT READING ROUNDUP!! THIS APPLIES TO THE SNACK BAR TOO.
Bring your young Springfield Cardinals fans to the store on the 23rd to meet the team mascot Louie. Buy books by authors Linda Barboa and Steven Law so they can sign them for you. Listen to musical renditions of poems by Byron Biggers Band, which consists of Chris Craig, Gale Clithero, and me. Here are two links to our last performance at Barnes & Noble. Thanks to SPS Foundation Director Jana Bachus for recording and posting us on YouTube.
And by all means treat yourself to a Book Worm drink at the snack bar. It’s wonderful. I think I had two last time and bought one for someone else.
Please come if you can and tell others about the event. We’re working pretty hard to earn the funding!