Dear RISD Council of PTAs

 

I just wanted to again express my gratitude to you and the RISD Council of PTAs for all of your hard work in putting on the Used Book Fair each year.  With money donated from our campus PTA, we were able to come on the UBF’s staff day this year to purchase bags of books for the students at my school.  As part of our Read Across America Day event on March 1st, we hosted a “Book Bonanza” in which each student was able to choose a book (from the Used Book Fair) to keep.  Without this event, we would not have the resources to be able to put a book into the hands of each and every child at MTE in this way.  As a reading specialist at a Title I campus, I am always looking for more ways to encourage enthusiasm for reading and to put books into the hands and homes of the students at my school.  Thank you for your help in doing this.  There is something magical to a child about owning a book, putting his/her name inside, and reading it again and again.  You have allowed this to happen for the 580 kids at Mark Twain Elementary.  Thank you, thank you. 

 

Most Sincerely,

 

Liz Bernfeld, M.A.

Campus Reading Specialist 

Mark Twain Elementary

 
Used Book Fair Dates: February 14-17, 2019 at RISD PDC Building at Beltline & Floyd
 
RISD Employee Shopping Day: February 13, 10am to 6pm
 
Items include: books, CDs, DVDs...fiction, non-fiction...for children, teens, adults...foreign language...and more....

Sales on Thursday and Friday will be tax-free.
Items start at $1
Cash, checks with ID and credit cards will be accepted.
 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
 

Used Book Fair Forms:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Volunteer Sign Up:

 
Volunteer Sign Up: 
 
 
 
Items include: books, CDs, DVDs...fiction, non-fiction...for children, teens, adults...foreign language...and more....

Sales on Thursday and Friday will be tax-free.
Items start at $1
Cash, checks with ID and credit cards will be accepted.
 

 
About the Used Book Fair

The RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair began in 1982 and has raised $900,000 as of 2017

Provides funds for the RISD Council of PTAs Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. J.J. Pearce.

Council Delegates at local units coordinate the collection, sorting and delivery of books. It takes volunteers at all levels of local and council PTA to make this project the successful fundraiser and community service that it is.

When you take time to go through your books at home and volunteer to work during the annual event, you are helping make a difference for a teacher, a student, as well as our community. And, be sure to be a customer! 

Questions? Need a donation receipt? 
Contact 4th VP Used Book Fair

Like us on Facebook to be in the know of all things Used Book Fair!

If your unit is not able to collect books for delivery, we ask that you do work the sale.
 
 
 
Unacceptable Items for Used Book Fair

No library discards, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, magazines, pamphlets, coloring books, comic books,  badly torn or dirty books, books without covers, National Geographic magazines.

Join PTA

NEW JOIN ONLINE NOW! Click here to JOIN as a Community Angel member!

 

Click here to visit our membership page

Texas Two Step

Thank you for serving as a member of your 2019-2020 Local PTA Executive Board! Please complete this form so we can communicate with you on important updates throughout the coming year.

Volunteer

 

Upcoming Events

 

Find us on Facebook!

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @RISDCouncilPTA

Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors!