TODAY A READER, TOMORROW A LEADER
"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are" - Mason Cooley
"There is no friend as loyal as a book" - Ernest Hemingway
The first book, in the form that we currently know, dates back to the first century AD and was known as the Diamond Sutra. It is estimated to have been printed during the Tang Dynasty using woodblock printing. Monks copied books by hand in the middle ages making it very expensive to own a book let alone multiple books. Books were considered a hand crafted item due to personalization done by the scribe, bookbinder, owner and illustrator. For book lovers such as myself, owning a handcrafted book would be a priceless heirloom, and an item I would treasure as a piece of history. Thankfully books are now a widely published item that can be found in homes across the world. Books bring imaginations to life and create connections that tie us all together. Scholastic is the largest publisher of children's books and brings an unmatched selection, including books from the world's top publishers. Students will have an opportunity throughout the week of September 20th to visit the book fair to make their wish lists and shop. The book fair will be open to parents and parishioners Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm and Friday from 11am - 12pm. This is a great way to build your home library as well as support St. James. We encourage each of you to stop by and see what the Scholastic Book Fair has to offer!
Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD.