Book it for Books 5K Run/1-Mile Walk on 4/30!  Join in for the fun!!!
April 2016

Get your shoes ready...
for a walk or a run.
It could be a 5K...
Or a one-mile for fun!
Bring your babe in a stroller...
or your dog on a leash.
Come one or come ten...
Just be there...capiche?!!!
It's all to buy books...
So that children can read.
On their own or with family...
Please help fill this need!

Registration is open!
$3 5 through 4/29; $40 on race day.
$20 for the 1-mile fun run/walk.

Registration: or via our website: .

Date:  April 30, 2016
Time:  8:00 a.m.
Place:  Burke Lake Park , Fairfax Station, VA 

  Why help?  Because when kids get books, they look like this!!!!
John Adams Seuss 2

Children from Alexandria's John Adams Elementary School (left) and Fairfax County's Woodley Hills Elementary School (right) show off their books during RIF of NOVA book distribution days!
RIF of NOVA liaisons make book distributions happen!
Patrick Henry girl, book table
Thanks to school librarian Stefany Guido from Alexandria's Patrick Henry Elementary School...

...these fourth graders took part in "Plant a Seed...Read!"  During this RIF of NOVA book distribution, the children made bookmarks about seeds, plants, and spring flowers, and many chose books with thoughts of spring planting in mind!
Randolph ES Clifford
Randolph Elementary School's Janette Mason...

...invited Clifford for Read Across America Day!  Clifford greeted students and families with a wave and a hug.  Guest readers from the local community and the military visited the Arlington school to share their love of reading.  Younger students picked RIF books featuring Max and Ruby and Pete the Cat. The older set went for novels, nonfiction titles, and fantasy.
The kids were CRAZY for BOOKS at Woodley Hills Elementary School!
It was School Spirit Week at Woodley Hills Elementary School of Fairfax County during the "Crazy for Books" RIF parties.  These kindergartners picked out their RIF books on Crazy Hat...

...and Crazy Hair day!  Thanks to RIF of NOVA liaisons Marion Eckhause and Mary Kate DeRose, for such craziness!
Thanks to Groveton Elementary School's RIF of NOVA liaisons, Kathleen Bodie and Markeen Sutter, fourth graders at this Fairfax County school were able to pick out their RIF books as a part of March's Dr. Seuss celebrations. 
The students watched a Dr. Seuss film on recycling to help with a persuasive writing project on the topic. The top RIF book selections of the day included biographies about Abraham Lincoln and books on snakes (Euwww!)  
The annual "Liaison Lunch"...a great time to thank our dedicated and oh-so-creative liaisons!
RIF of NOVA board member Paula Powell explains the book ordering process to RIF of NOVA school and center liaisons during the April 5 liaison thank you lunch.   
liaison lunch for 2
Liaisons Susan Bowden (left) and Cheryl-Joy Carrington (right) of West Gate Elementary School in Prince William County enjoy lunch and share a smile!
Speaking of thanks...MEET OUR RACE SPONSORS!

JOHN J. McLAUGHLIN (husband of board member Christine McLaughlin)

The JONAS Family (Sheila Jonas is the board's corresponding secretary)

CHARLES TOOMER (Husband of board member Lois Toomer)
Abella Yoga, Illusions Salon of Shirlington, Jimmy Johns (Leesburg), Lawrence Peter Skincare LLC, Washington Realty Group, Mill Direct Flooring, The Potowmack Company, Lincoln Financial Investments, Jones & McIntyre PLLC, Barbara Davis Ebersole,  Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria, Ivener Management Group, McLean Pediatric Dentistry,
Mile Marker Sponsors 
Scholastic Books
Joan Bready/McEnearny Associates Real Estate

Water Station Sponsor
The Occoquan Historical Society

Registration Table Sponsors
The Four Seasons Salon and Spa 
Dr. Jeffrey Elliott  

Race Day Food and Beverage Sponsors 
Wegmans, Trader Joe's, The Italian Store, Great Harvest Bread Company (Vienna), Costco, Safeway, Giant

In-Kind Donations
Home Depot, David's Car Wash, The Women's Club, Merrifield Garden Center, Pork Barrel Barbeque, Clydes of Mark Center, Walmart, Alexandre de Paris Beauty Spa, Zoe's Kitchen, Hurray for Books, Hair by Noelle, Dishes of India, Presto Valet, The Italian Store, American Beauty at Valentino's, Massage Envy (Burke), Darden Restaurant Group
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