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Book fair Dec. 11 to benefit Staples programs

Published 5:38 pm, Thursday, December 6, 2012
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The Staples High School PTA is sponsoring an all-day book fair at Barnes and Noble on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with the PTA's share of the proceeds to fund enrichment programs at the school.

The fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the bookstore, 1076 Post Road East, and Staples events are planned in the afternoon and evening.

Barnes and Noble has pledged to donate between 10 percent and 20 percent of purchases made by Staples supporters, depending on total purchases the PTA said. Shoppers must mention Staples PTA to cashiers for their purchases to be recorded in the total.

The bookstore chain also will donate 10 percent of all online purchases made through Dec. 14 at www.bn.com/bookkfairs. Shoppers at checkout must enter the Staples book fair ID: 10968097.

The store's regular retail prices will be in effect, and purchases of books, movies, games, toys, music, electronic devices -- even refreshments at the store's cafe -- count toward the total, the PTA said.

Proceeds will go toward the PTA's Wrecker Mini Grants and other PTA-funded programs, the organization said.

Mini grants fund enrichment projects that enhance the curriculum and student development but are not in the school budget.

Author and Staples varsity soccer coach Dan Woog will be in the store from 2 to 4 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, "We Kick Balls: True Stories From the Youth Soccer Wars." In the book, Woog recounts events from more than 30 years as a youth and high school soccer coach -- including the funny, weird, fantastic and the awful.

From 5 to 7 p.m., the Staples jazz duo, Collective Jazz Project, will perform throughout the store, the PTA said.

Free gift wrapping will be provided by PTA parent volunteers and Staples students from the ABC House and Student Ambassador Club. A raffle also will be conducted for three prizes donated by designer Jonathan Adler, the PTA said.

The PTA said Barnes and Noble has pledged to donate 10 percent of sales totaling less than $2,000; 15 percent of sales totaling $2,000 to $10,000; and 20 percent of sales totaling more than $10,000.