In an effort to ensure every student went home with at least one book, G.C. Hartman’s BOGO "Dino-mite" Scholastic Book Fair featured a coin challenge to support this cause. Two weeks prior to the fair, elementary students collected coins, raising nearly $3,000!  Scholastic matches monetary donations from coin challenges with donations up to $1 million in books, distributing the books through organizations such as the Kids in Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning
 
The All for Books Coin Challenge raised $2,708.33 with the funds being used to ensure that every student went home with at least one book. Assisting in the administrative duties of the challenge, including counting the coins, was the High School Library Club (below).
 
 
 
The theme of this year’s Book Fair was dinosaurs and included a kickoff assembly in which PA Dinosaurs and the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum educated students about these “kid-favorite” prehistoric reptiles!
 

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Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

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