PURPOSE: To raise funds to support PTA programs and events through recycling and reusing books provided by the greater La Entrada Community.

DESCRIPTION: The La Entrada Used Book Fair is held annually during the minimum week in November.   It is one of La Entrada’s largest fundraisers and would not be possible without the help of our parent volunteers and local community.   6,000-8,000 books are collected in October (see Used Book Collection) and are sold for 100% profit to benefit PTA funded programs.

Important 2017 Dates and Information:

  • October 9 through October 27: Donations accepted at La Entrada and Las Lomitas.  Bins will be located in front of both schools.
  • Mon, November 6 – Thu November 9: Used Book Fair open before, during, and after school in the MUR.

Let’s make this the most successful used book fair ever! 100% of the proceeds benefit our La Entrada PTA programs and we also help the community – unsold books are donated to Ravenswood School District, Menlo Park library, and other charities.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:  We can’t do this without you! Volunteers are needed to help set up the fair, pricing books, selling books, and of course, cleaning up after the event.  An online sign up link will be sent to all those who express interest in volunteering closer to the start of the event.  There are many opportunities to give just an hour of your time in the weeks ahead of the event and during it!  Please come out to help and make a friend or two!

There is something for everyone in this program: the great green aspect, giving books to local schools/charities, promoting reading at school and raising funds for our PTA!

CONTACT: If you have any questions about this program, please email the committee co-chairs, Monica Albers and Sheriene Saadati, at usedbookfair@laentradapta.org.


We need your help filling 300+ book fair timeslots!

Choose a time that works for you on our signup.com page, or enter your contact info below to be part of the behind-the-scenes planning.

Last updated: 12/04/17