Scholastic Book Sale at Old Stone House-Kids' Day
SCHOLASTIC BOOK SALE AT OLD STONE HOUSE
Looking for some summer reading opportunities for your children? A Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the Old Stone House Gift Shop,313 Chestnut Streetin downtownMorgantown. The Book Fair is sponsored by the Service League of Morgantown, owners & operators of the Old Stone House Gift Shop. The event is held annually on downtownMorgantown's Kids' Day. Books and items suitable for the pre-school child through middle school teen will be available.
Mexican God's Eye yarn weaving will also be available as a free hands-on craft activity for kids. Children may make their own or pick an already made one.
Last year from sales at the Old Stone House Gift Shop, Service League gave approximately $8100 to help people inMonongaliaCounty. Some of the assistance provided was for utility shutoffs, heating oil, propane, prescription medicines, rent evictions, scholarships and camperships and restocking area food pantries. Service League has also provided funds for books and media supplies to all Elementary and Middle School libraries inMonongaliaCountyduring past years. From the proceeds from last year's Scholastic Book Sale, books valued at $281 were gifted toSouthMiddle School. From monies earned from the sale of used books within their gift shop throughout 2011-2012, an additional $882 was earned and split between Trinity Christian and Morgantown High. In the previous year, funding in the amount of $315 .00 was also given to libraries at Suncrest Primary andWestoverMiddle School. Mountaineer Middle was the recipient of books valued at $278 from the 2010 Scholastic Book Fair. The schools are selected each year on a rotating basis.
Service League volunteers also contribute staffing for the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation children's programs held at the Morgantown Public Library. In its 77 years of existence, the League has contributed more than $328,000 back to the Morgantowncommunity. This includes over $26,000 to the Morgantown Public Library, approximately $78,000 toward books for MonCountySchoollibraries, and over $224,000 to other charitable donations throughout the county to improve the lives of local citizens through charitable, educational and cultural activities. The Old Stone House was built around 1795 and is the oldest stone dwelling in the county. It is listed on the National Historic Registry. Check for updates at
Saturday, July, 21 , 2012
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