Polo Park Middle School Hosts Literacy Night At Barnes & Noble

Media Specialist Nora Bernstein with student Andrea Dominguez, winner of the basket raffle.

On Thursday, Feb. 6, Polo Park Middle School held its annual Literacy Night and Book Fair at Barnes & Noble. Students and parents enjoyed a night filled with books, raffles and all-around fun.

The event was organized by Media Specialist Nora Bernstein, who is extremely proud of the event. “I love Literacy Night because it brings everyone together, and we highlight the talents of our school,” she said. “People are given free choice of what they select to read.”

During Literacy Night, the students and parents listened to the Polo Park band and chorus, viewed student artwork, entered raffles for gift baskets, participated in scavenger hunts, played bingo and obtained extra credit from their English teachers.

The students in the band played a variety of music, such as the “Jurassic Park” theme song and many classic pieces. “Just getting to show off what my students do every day is so special,” Band Director Kevin Graham said. “I’m so happy to be here with my students.”

Attendees were able to browse and purchase books, with a percentage of the proceeds going toward the Polo Park library.

Students enjoyed the night shopping for books and having a great time with their friends.

“I love playing and showing everyone what our great band can do,” eighth grader Leonardo Lipson said. “I also love showing all the young kids all the cool instruments.”

The event was a great success for Polo Park, where many books were bought, and the school raised money for the library.