“First Book” Fair Attracts Long Lines of Eager Community Book Readers

By Riah Sharma

Saturday, November 19, Centereach High School participated in its first book fair, and we can confidently say that it may have been one of our greatest achievements. The event was immensely successful based on the long line of people that had gathered outside of our school for a chance to receive new free books suitable for a variety of age groups. The president of the Teacher’s Union, Nadia Resnikoff was the proud organizer of this event. An interview with Ms. Resnikoff explained the effort put behind this book fair, which is worth commemoration. She added that the event was thoughtfully placed on November 19 because the union wanted to give to the community during the time of Thanksgiving. Ms. Resnikoff described the challenging process which allowed us to offer these books to our community. Community members first filled out two hundred community forms and upon their filling and approval by the First Book organization, the union then received twenty thousand new books for the community from First Book. First Book is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide disadvantaged children with books. These books which had been shipped from Tennessee have certainly made the children and teenagers of our community beyond happy. Centereach High School is proud to have taken part in such a giving event. It has increased our Thanksgiving spirit and has made us grateful for what we have and what we can give back to

our community!

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