Deerfield book seller helps Shepard library flourish
Updated: November 27, 2012 5:27PM
DEERFIELD — For a second year in a row, Shepard Middle School in Deerfield is teaming up with the Barnes and Noble in Deerfield for its book fair fundraiser. Twenty percent of all purchases on Nov. 30 will go toward Shepard Middle School and its library, according to Parent Teacher Organization member Lisa Schurgin.
This fundraiser provides a great opportunity for residents to not only shop locally for the holidays, Schurgin said, but to know their purchase will help local students as well.
“It’s holiday shopping for a good cause,” Schurgin said. “That’s why we picked that date.”
The book fair, which will go from 9:00 a.m until 9:00 p.m., also has some other local businesses pitching in as well.
“Pot Belly (Sandwiches) will donate 25 percent of its sales from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to Shepard also,” Schurgin said, referring to the Deerfield Square location.
For those who prefer to shop online, Schurgin said shoppers can enter a unique online code at checkout, enabling their purchase to go toward the Shepard fundraiser.
“That code is 10814572,” Schurgin said. “Online shoppers can participate for five days, from Nov. 3 to Dec. 5.”
Schurgin said last year’s book fair fundraiser enabled the school’s librarian to get requested books faster for the students.
“Last year, she (librarian) was able to take money from that fund, go to Barnes and Noble, pick up the book or books the students were asking for, and have it in their library that very day,” Schurgin said. “No waiting for orders or delivery.”
For students, Schurgin said principals and teachers will be at Barnes and Noble after 3:30 p.m. to help students select books for their reading assignments at school.
For your purchase to count toward the book fair, Schurgin said you must get a sticker at the welcome desk, indicating you want your purchase to count, or simply mention Shepard at the register.