Happy International Literacy Day!
We love working for a company that has been a staple in schools and in the campaign for literacy for almost 90 years. Whenever we meet new people and they ask where we work their reaction is always, “I remember Book Clubs! I used to bring the flyer home and circle exactly what I wanted to buy! My whole flyer was filled with circles.”
Let’s not forget when the book box actually makes it to the classroom. “It was magical when the book box arrived. It helped reading feel like Christmas!” or “There was always a book our family could buy, which helped make me a reader!” We remember that feeling when the book box arrived and all we could think was: I can’t concentrate on math right now, teach—there is a box of books with my name on some of them and I want them NOW!
Just check out this video of students receiving the 4th Wimpy Kid book. Remember how excited you were when the book box showed up?
The strong nostalgia that resonates with adults about Scholastic Book Clubs is just one of the many things that we love about working here.
Having a job that brings excitement about books and reading to kids is a privilege. Seeing kids interact with Scholastic Book Clubs just like we used to do is the best inspiration we have to keep bringing the best books to all of you!
Share some of your memories with us! We’d love to hear them!
For more Book Clubs nostalgia, visit our friends over at On Our Minds!