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School Programs & Services

It is said that there is nothing more powerful

than a book in the hands of a child!

But there is something that can be equally as powerful. It is the voice of an author when they speak of the passion, the hopes, and the dreams that are held in the pages of their books. Sometimes it takes an author, with a passion and purpose, to explain why reading and books are so important for hope and change! Below are the literary programs and services we offer to schools across the country.

AUTHORS TO SCHOOLS

kids stock photoThrough our outreach program, Authors to Schools, we bring touring authors and illustrators into schools all over the country, spanning grades pre-K through high school. We work with many fabulous authors — Katherine Applegate, Padma Venkatraman, Nic Stone, Victoria Kann, Sharon Draper, Eva Chen, Stuart Gibbs, Randy Ribay, Brendan Kiely… to name just a few!

Participation in the program is easy. Fill out our contact form and we will find a great match for your school's wants and needs.

In addition to the Authors to Schools program, we offer:

 

IN-SCHOOL & ONLINE BOOK FAIRS

We love partnering with local schools to provide access to in-school or virtual book fairs. We've collected our top picks for kids of all levels and will team up with your faculty and staff to create a fun and successful fair.

SUMMER READING FUNDRAISERkids stock photo

Encourage your students and families to shop at RJ Julia Booksellers or at rjjulia.com for all their summer reading. WHY? Because your school will receive 10% of all sales generated by summer reading purchases. In addition to receiving 10% of sales back, the top three schools with the highest summer sales total will win $100, $75, and $50 gift cards, respectively. This is a hassle-free, fun, easy fundraiser for your school! Click here for 2022 details.

EDUCATORS’ EVENTS

Come hear from our booksellers, representatives from major publishers, and education professionals as they share new titles that will get reluctant readers clamoring for more books! Learn how to work titles into your curriculum, how to start a school book club, and more. Educators’ events often feature additional discounts, advanced readers’ copies, raffles, and prizes!

CURATED SCHOOL LIBRARIES

RJ Julia Booksellers can create collections of specially selected books tailored to your specific needs. Over the years, we’ve developed long-term relationships with both the largest and lesser-known publishing houses and have our finger on the pulse of “what’s out there.” With this breadth of knowledge we can create the school library of your dreams!

As your local, independent bookstore, we are flexible and responsive

with the goal of meeting each school’s specific needs.

CONTACT US TODAY!


Katie Kucharski headshotMeet Our Authors to Schools Program Coordinator

Hi, I’m Katie! I am a former theater teacher and I’m excited to share my love of books with classrooms across Connecticut. Let me help you find the authors and books that are perfect for your students. No matter if you teach kindergarten or seniors, English or science or music, my goal is to help you bring authors and books that match your curriculum and compliment what you teach every day. Please reach out and let me know what you are looking for. Let's introduce new literature to your students!