The Sharyland High School Book Club held their second Book Fair at the Palm’s Crossing Barnes and Noble on Halloween weekend.

The book fair was able to attract many customers and participants for its event before trick-or-treating started. This was a fund raiser to earn money for the Book Club’s T-shirts, yearbook fee, activities, and snacks.

“Having the book fair on a Halloween weekend was able to help us come up with creative ideas, such as the teen costume contest,” Mrs. Cruz said.

The two big events were held on Saturday, October 30 — the storytelling and the Teen Halloween Costume Contest. Children (and others) gathered around to hear the book club tell short stories then stuck around to watch the costume contest. In the Costume Contest, prizes ($10 gift cards, 1 prize per person) were awarded to participants for wearing the most original, scariest, ugliest, cutest, and best overall costume. The participants were lined up and then winners were chosen by the three judges (SHS librarians and a Barnes and Noble employee).

“I just threw together some stuff and then I found some horns so my friend gave me the idea of Rebel from Hell and I used that as my theme,” said scariest costume winner Madeline Gonzales.

All this was done through the courtesy of Barnes and Noble as an act of community outreach. Because of them, the Book Club was able to get a location and a percentage of the book sales. For those wanting to join Book Club, the next meeting will always be on the first Wednesday of the week. If any more information is needed, contact the school’s librarians, Mrs. Cruz or Mrs. Flores. All types of genres are read and the books are thoroughly discussed.

To know the dates of the next appointed meeting, go to http://sharylandisd.org select Sharyland High School as the school, click on the Library tab, and then on the Library Book Club link.