Book Fair

Each October the McK PTA offers a Book Fair in the McK Library. This week-long event helps provide books to McK classrooms, McK students, and the McK Library’s collection. The week ends with the crowd favorite Doughnut Day for Dad, Mom, Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt or Friend!

2018 Book Fair Wrap-Up

A huge thank you to Jen Judah, Karly Miller, and Kara Lucas, our Book Fair co-chairs; super volunteers Ashley McQueen, Deby Hawrylko, and Amy Smith; Greg Allen for picking up 33 dozen doughnuts for Doughnut Day; and to all others who helped set up, staff, and otherwise support the Book Fair! This is truly a colossal effort, and this year’s fair was a huge success! We sold over 3000 books, provided our library with 60 new books and collected 60 books for another Arlington elementary school with less resources.


McKinley 2018 Book Fair: Reading is a journey. Discover yours!

The McKinley book fair arrives October 15, 2018. The fair is open from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Be sure to visit before its departure Friday October 19th at 10 am.

As always, we will have Family Night on Tuesday from 6 pm – 8 pm, and Doughnut Day on Friday morning from 7:45 am – 8:30 am.

Download the full schedule.

Build a transportation model and be entered to win a prize!
We will have a transportation model contest to complement our travel theme. Student Artists and Student Makers are invited to build transportation models. Whether you choose to travel by boat, car, space ship, truck, train or plane, we want to see it! All participants who build a model and bring it for display in the library the week of the book fair will be entered in a raffle, and a winner will be drawn for each grade level. The prize is a $15 gift card to Target!! See the flyer for more information and model tips!

Also, consider sharing the gift of literacy in our local community.  Purchase a book at the fair for Randolph Elementary School in Arlington, where 70% percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch.  A collection bin will be located in the library.

See you at the fair!


Thank you to everyone who supported the McKinley 2017 Book Fair!

We sold 3,061 books, raised almost $6,700, and received 69 new library books!