Galion Middle School book fair ends Friday: You can also order books online

Staff report

GALION — Galion Middle School is holding its annual Book Fair. Proceeds benefit the school’s library. It started Oct. 17 and runs through Friday, Oct. 25. The book fair runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the middle school library.

In addition, this week Book Fair will run during the Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. This year’s theme of the Book Fair is the Wonderful Wizard of OZ. The library is decorated to depict the scenes from the original book series and the 1939 movie production of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

The GMS Book Fair is a long-running annual fundraising tradition for the library. Proceeds benefit the library book collection. With the funds from this book fair, librarian Tracie Wittibslager will be able to select new books to enrich the library offering for middle school students. This year’s Book Fair goal is set for $4,200.

“Our annual Book Fair enables us to add many fiction and non-fiction books to our library selection,” Wittibslager said. “And while organizing it can be challenging, the benefits are definitely worth it.”

Families are encouraged to visit the GMS Scholastic Book Fair website to access more information about the GMS Book Fair and to place online purchases using the payment system called e-Wallet. This Scholastic-hosted website offers thousands of best-selling books and graphic novels, educational toys, and games. All sales proceeds will go toward the GMS Book Fair.

If orders are placed in person, all methods of payment are accepted including credit and debit cards, cash and checks. All checks should be made out to Galion Middle School.

As an incentive for students and staff, Galion Middle School Principal Paul Wheeler and Assistant Principal Brian Kinnard have agreed to be duct-taped to the gymnasium wall if the library reaches their sales goal of $4,200. In addition, any student who donates a new roll of duct tape will receive a hoodie pass, although there is a limit of one pass per student.

For more information regarding the GMS Book Fair, contact the librarian Tracie Wittibslager at 419-468-3134, ext. 13011. Access the GMS Scholastic Book Fair website at

Staff report