Friday, December 3, 2010

T'was the Day After the Bookfair (with apologies to Clement C. Moore)

Twas the day after the Bookfair and all through the schools
Students were buzzing about reading and books that are cool.
The choir sang gleefully, and the saxophonists played jazz.
The Tiger Stripe White Mocha Caramel Frappaccino added razzmatazz!
The Tiger was there, and RHS cheerleaders, too!
Mr. Brown read books between visits from the Zoo!
Welcoming crowds of kids, our librarians ran crazy
In handing out the Republic Voucher, it seemed no one was lazy!
For just in one night we sold quite a few books--
And we can STILL get a percentage if you didn't get your NOOK!!
So on Schofield, on Lyon, on McCulloch, on Price
Now the high school and middle school, please be quite precise
Through Monday, December 6, back to Barnes and Noble you go
Use Republic's Bookfair Voucher number to give us more dough!!
What's that I hear? Wait, I think it's something I foresee:
You've memorized the number...10367373!!!
Because the clerk will not ask you, or give you a hint,
You must show very clearly your Republic Voucher print.
So for our libraries you go, off to raise a little money
Buy DVD's, or music, or books--maybe thrillers or something funny.
From all of your purchases we reap some reward
Buy online, or from the cafe...whatever you can afford!
So in advance we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts
For spreading the word and doing your part.
Our community of learners will be reading new books,
(Did I mention you could buy yourself a brand new color Nook?)
We closed down the Bookfair, took the artwork away.
Packed up the craft table and went along on our way.
But I heard our librarians exclaim in delight--
"Happy Reading to All! Now go buy more tonight!!!"