Photo Gallery: Fall '17 John Mills Book Fair

Two John Mills female students browse selections at the PTA Scholastic Book Fair.

PHOTO: John Mills Elementary School students browse the selections at the PTA's Fall 2017 Scholastic Book Fair. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for a larger view).

The John Mills PTA's first Scholastic Book Fair of 2017-18 was a great success as students and parents supported their school with lots of purchases — and enthusiasm for reading!

The weeklong event took place from Monday, Sept. 25, to Friday, Sept. 29. With a theme of "Wild West — Saddle Up and Read!," the fair was located in an enclosed area on the John Mills stage.

"A lot of kids come in excited with money from home, so they're able to shop and walk away with at least one book, which makes everybody happy," said the PTA's book fair chairperson, Athina Martinico.

"We try to make it as fun as we can for the kids," she continued. "When they walk in here, literally the whole room is a bookstore for them, and the audible gasps you hear — it makes the hard work of putting this together all worth it."

Two more book fairs will be held in the spring. Thanks, PTA, for organizing this great event!

NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.