Bookmarks in Schools

Authors in Schools

Teacher reading to kidsBookmarks reaches 9,000+ students of all ages each year through its Authors in Schools program. Completely free to schools, Bookmarks provides visits by local, regional, and nationally known authors, illustrators, and storytellers. Book sale sheets are provided for pre-sales and sales can be offered on site as schools allow.

Click here to learn more about Authors in Schools!

Summer Reading Program 

Girl reading - summer readingBookmarks offers a free summer reading program open to all students K-12 in North Carolina. Books are selected from local, state, and national reading lists and feature authors who will be attending the fall Bookmarks Festival so kids have the opportunity to read books during the summer and meet the authors at the Festival. A special ceremony is held to honor participants, and prizes are awarded to every student who completes the program.

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Book Fairs

books on shelfBookmarks offers an independent book fair model for schools where profits remain in and strengthen the community. Schools can customize book lists and Bookmarks is often able to schedule an author event to tie in to the book fair.

Please contact Operations Director Jamie Rogers Southern for more information via or 336-747-1471.



Book Ordering

checklist with penBookmarks orders books for classrooms, libraries, and teachers at a discounted price. Wishlists are available throughout the year on Bookmarks’ website.

Please contact Operations Director Jamie Rogers Southern for more information via or 336-747-1471.




“ As we think about our goal to inspire learning, hosting authors is a key ingredient. Count me in to promote authors, to gather them to our campus to inspire learning [and] to till our fertile soil.”

— Stefoni Shaw, 5th grade teacher, after hosting author Geoff Rodkey


“ Many of the students know my characters intimately, so their questions have spawned new story ideas for me.”

— L. M. Elliott, Under a War-Torn Sky, North Carolina Battle of the Books pick