Book Fair 2019 Thank you's

This year’s Book Fair was amazing! We earned thousands of dollars in books for our school! These funds, combined with gifts from Twain families, will result in hundreds of new books coming into Mark Twain. Thanks to everyone who donated to All For Books!! We set a record again this year with over $1000 in giving and your generous contributions were used to purchase books for families in need in our Twain community!

So many books were donated and purchased because of the generosity of our Twain community this year! Every 4th and 5th grade classroom received a copy of each title on the Battle of the Books list with proceeds from the fair! Each teacher was gifted a bag of new books for their classroom libraries for your kids to read and enjoy. The library will now be adding new books!

Thank you to all our customers for coming to the fair, promoting reading at home, and helping provide books for our school. Your generosity helps us bring the joy of reading and access to great books to all our Twain kiddos. Thank you!!

Finally, I’d like to thank our many tireless volunteers who helped set up, assist customers, cashier, straighten inventory, and pack up. A special thank you to Cathy Webb (amazing librarian), Lana Smith, Becky Evans-Dennison, Wen Hu, Cathy Swartz (retired book fair chair extraordinaire) and Bonnie Leung (advertising & social media guru) for going above and beyond to help make this fair so very successful. Your generosity of time and effort has brought more knowledge, more adventure, more humor, more mystery, and more imagination into the lives of young people!

Amazing Book Fair Volunteers: Maria Stepanyuk, Shelley Lish, Catalina Lish (5th grade), Candace Dalton, Claire Dalton (5th Grade), Lana Smith, Maeleigh Smith (5th grade), Noelle McKain, Doron Avitan, Elizabeth Fortman, Sarah Fortman (5th grade), Olivia Buchholz (5th grade), Fiona Hint, Sadia Hussein, Becky Evans-Dennison, Sarah Oh, Lara Hanif, Mary DeCoy, Maryam Hegrenaes, Araks Sparks, Maya Chen, Suzanne Yeung, Melissa Olson, Stella Olson (5th Grade), Bonnie Leung, Jasmine Sekyi, Anderson Buchholz (8th Grade), Jenny Wood, Meghan Wright, Suzan Flanders, Makenna Flanders (6th grade), Kylie Flanders (5th grade), Wen Hu, Jennifer Bryant, Himabindu Bhoopathy, Cathy Schwartz, Jacob Schwartz (6th grade), Cora Unangst (2nd grade), Daphne Unangst (5th grade), and of course our wonderful librarian, Cathy Webb and her amazing assistant, Mrs. Harris

Thank you!!! - PTSA 2019 Book Fair Chair, Heather Buchholz 



Scholastic Book Fair

October 14 - 17, 2019

Come to our Twain Book Fair October 14th - 19th in the school library! Hours are as follows:

Come by the Book Fair after your parent conference(s) to purchase books and educational products. With 50% of the profits going directly to the library and other reading programs at Mark Twain, this is a great time to buy books for your family, your child's classroom or as gifts for the holidays. The fair is also a great chance to donate to families in need at Mark Twain.

The Book Fair is one of the highlights of the school year and we look forward to seeing you there. Happy Reading!


Would you like to volunteer? We are looking volunteers to help set-up, work during the sale, and pack up when it is all over. The commitment is small, with shifts lasting only two hours, and no prior experience necessary. Sign up for a shift here

Families Helping Families Night

On Tuesday night, October 15th, we will stay open for a Families Helping Families Night – Between 4-6pm, make a donation to help purchase books for Twain families in need. When make a donation, you can pick a puffin egg for a chance to win arctic plush animals, 3-D prints or $20 for your favorite teacher to spend on books!

There will also be a special character appearance by DOG MAN! Come and meet Dog Man on Tuesday, October 15 from 4 - 5 pm.

eWallet - NEW this year!

The book fair eWallet is a cash-free payment option for students that is safe, secure, and convenient. Parents can quickly set up a free account and set a spending limit for their child. Any unused funds are released back to the cardholder. It's so easy!

Read this flyer for more information

Watch this video on using eWallet


Online Book Fair

Starting on October 6th, you can access our Book Fair Online and shop until October 19th! This is a great way for out of state family and friends to buy some great books and support our school.There is a great selection of books for your older children as well. All books purchased online will be delivered to the school and distributed to your child.


Contact Heather Buchholz.