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Press Release: Follett [August 27, 2019]

Follett Book Fairs poised for Superpower fall season

MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 27, 2019 – Follett is encouraging students to embrace their inner superhero as part of the fall 2019 theme for Follett Book Fairs. With more than 3,000 fairs already scheduled for Follett Book Fairs' fifth season, the company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that "Reading is a Superpower."

"As we continue to focus on our mission to get books into the hands of all kids, we're all embracing our own inner superhero as we work to make our fair better than ever before," said Tony Hopkins, senior vice president of Follett Book Fairs.

To that extent, Follett Book Fairs will continue to leverage their existing partnerships with authors Kwame Alexander and James Patterson. The renowned authors are bringing their mission of spreading a love of reading to Follett Book Fairs, Hopkins said, as well as embracing Follett's "All Books for All Kids" initiative. The initiative debuted last year with the goal of ensuring students are exposed to a wide range of books that take them beyond their own experiences and background.

Because of its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers, Follett Book Fairs offer a vast selection of books, kindergarten through eighth grade. That is again the case for the fall season as the lineup will include picture books, graphic novels, nonfiction, craft books, do-it-yourself, sports, Spanish language titles, and many more. Among the 14 titles exclusive to Follett Book Fairs' fall season are "Guinness World Records 2020" and "Nature's Deadliest Creatures."

To expedite book deliveries to those schools with scheduled fairs, plus provide for quick replenishment when inventories on popular books run low, Follett is opening the doors on five new fulfillment centers. The new centers are located in or near Philadelphia, Orlando, Dallas, Chicago and San Bernardino, Calif. In addition, Follett Book Fairs has expanded its fleet of trucks to 14. The trucks feature artwork of students' favorite book characters riding a school bus and are emblazoned with the tagline, "Delivering Inspiration, Sparking Curiosity."

School librarians, Parent Teacher Organizations and Parent Teacher Associations interested in hosting a Follett Book Fair should visit the website (www.FollettBookFairs.com), call 877.857.7259, or send an email to FollettBookFairs@follett.com.

For more information about Follett, visit www.FollettLearning.com.

About Follett's PreK-12 Business

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation

Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of educational materials, digital content, eCommerce, and multi-media for libraries, schools and institutions. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools, and more than 2,700 physical locations and campus eCommerce platforms in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library markets.


Summary: Follett is encouraging students to embrace their inner superhero as part of the fall 2019 theme for Follett Book Fairs. With more than 3,000 fairs already scheduled for Follett Book Fairs’ fifth season, the company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that “Reading is a Superpower.”
Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:August 27, 2019
Publisher:Follett
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Company: Follett
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/24555

LTG Bibliography Record number: 24555. Created: 2019-08-27 12:35:43; Last Modified: 2019-08-27 12:35:53.