Autism Awareness Book Fairs
Sponsored by Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC)
Barnes & Noble in Anchorage on Saturday, March 29th, from 11 am to 6 pm
Welcoming information table
Face painting and temporary tattoos
Kids crafts and fun
Live music and presentations
Scheduled to appear:
Holly Kelty, Tai Chi Demonstration
Sam Gerlek, painting
Rant 'n Raven Morris Dancers, with singer Dawn Berg
Cookie Mouse storytime
Timothy Lapina, ukalele songs
Todd Farnsworth, acoustic guitar
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School Singers
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School Yup'ik Eskimo Dancers
Barnes & Noble in Fairbanks on Saturday, May 3rd, from 11 am to 6 pm
Schedule to appear:
David Stanford, acoustic music
Performers Wanted: Display your talent for a good cause
This is a great opportunity for you to perform in a wonderful setting and add an entertainment facet to an autism awareness event. The event will be providing information on autism while raising money to buy books that will be distributed to libraries around the state of Alaska.
The book fair will have a variety of fun events: face painting and temporary tattoos, a crafty table, informational tables and book displays -- and great entertainment.
The main performance venue in Anchorage is the fireplace area. There's also a little stage in the children's area. We are looking for artists for both stages, and we’d be interested a variety of performances.
The performance area in Fairbanks is in the middle of the store, near the cookbook armoire.
Barnes & Noble has some guidelines: you can't sell anything there, and you can't book future performances there. However, you can hand out business cards, or do a display on a table in the area. Barnes & Noble contributes the money based on book sales that day that credit the book fair. We appreciate your partnership in this event.
Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase books on autism that will be distributed to Alaskan libraries.
Here's how you can support this book fairs this spring:
Come into the store, browse for books you'd like to buy, and enjoy the activities! Say hello to us at the information table and at the activity areas in the children's area. We'd love to meet you and talk to you about the Resource Center and the library.
When you are ready to buy your books, DVDs, or even a snack at the café, just say that you support the book fair, or present a voucher.
You can also shop online, and enter the bookfair codes at checkout. The Anchorage code is 11291853. The Fairbanks code is 11311305.
You don't pay any more for your books, or any less, but a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the AARC by Barnes & Noble.