60th Anniversary Celebrations

We celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Book Fair the week of November 15-19, 2021.

(See our newsletter on Book Fair’s 60 year history – you’ll find it here.)

A complete report on the 60th anniversary events can be found HERE.  

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair Storytelling Series

Book Fair has a rich history of offering author and storyteller workshops (you can find out more here:  Rockcliffe Park Storytelling Series Presented by the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse).  For the 60th Anniversary, the series was offered virtually and other schools will be invited to attend.  SEE THE VIDEO HERE!



We are very grateful to Sezllik.com and the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse for sponsoring this series so it could be offered to RPPS students, and other invited schools, free of charge.  Visit Sezlik.com for the latest listings.  and OttawaChildrensFestival.ca to find out about their Festival.

Rolling Class Book Shops

Every year, during the set up for the in person sale, classes are invited to come and buy a book from selections chosen especially for them.  The cost is only $1.00.  For the 60th Anniversary, the Class Book Shop was on wheels!  The school  librarian, Cilina, took the cart from class to class during Book Fair week and the kids all bought a book.  

Virtual Book Sale

We held a virtual book sale through the School Council online store from November 15 – 29.  

Book Fair Swag Sale – I ❤️ Book Fair!

We sold Book Fair Swag through the School Council shop.  T-shirts and reusable bags with the I ❤️ Book Fair logo on them.


Book Fair Traditions

There are many Book Fair traditions that couldn’t take place.  One of our favourites is when the entire school gets together in front of the main entrance to Queen Juliana Hall and we officially open Book Fair.  The kids sing the school song and a dignitary cuts the ribbon.  You can check out the newsletter, mentioned above, for the names of people who have opened Book Fair in the past.   There are also pictures in our Gallery.

You can listen to the RPPS School Song here.  And lyrics can be found here.

Thank you for supporting Book Fair and we look forward to seeing you, in person, in 2022.