A classroom with lots of books on the shelves at River Oaks Baptist School

Reading Festival 2023

Please continue to check this website for the most up-to-date information on the 2023 Reading Festival! We’ll kick things off with the Book Drive on September 18. More info below!

Book Drive – September 18-October 12

Clear your bookshelves at home to make room for new ones! Students may bring gently used children’s books to drop off at one of the donation boxes across campus.

Please no sticker books or workbooks. We kindly ask you to only donate books in good condition.

Two little girls students are looking at books in a library at River Oaks Baptist School

Book Sale: October 5-6 and October 10-12

This year we will have one All-School Book Sale in the Huffington Library. The sale will be open on October 5 & 6 (during parent conferences) and from Tuesday, October 10-Thursday, October 12. Here are the hours:

  • Thursday, October 5: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12: 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Preschool-grade 2 students will have assigned shopping days/times by class. More details to come!

Students in grades 3-8 should shop with their parents while on campus for their conference or in the mornings before school. Middle School students will also have the opportunity to shop during their morning tutorial time.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the ROBS libraries (parents, grandparents, or special friends!) also have the opportunity to donate bookplates during Reading Festival! Bookplates are dedication labels placed in the front of new books. They may be purchased for $25 each to honor someone special to you (i.e., a student or faculty member) or the ROBS community. Each bookplate purchased adds an additional book to our beloved libraries!

Bookplates are available for in-person purchase during the Book Sale. Students or their parents may choose the book for their bookplates (from a list preselected by the librarians) during the Book Sale. If you don’t select a book for your bookplate during Reading Festival, the librarians will select for you. Thanks!

Visiting Authors

Barney Saltzberg (Preschool – grade 2)

Thursday, September 28

Stuart Gibbs (grades 3-8)

Tuesday, October 3

River Oaks Baptist School: Christian School Houston Texas

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