Archive of December, 2017

Barnes & Noble Bookfair!

Join us at the Buck a Book Bookfair at the Camp Hill Barnes & Noble on Saturday, February 7. There will be face painting and crafts, the Carlisle High School football team and cheerleaders will be reading stories, children’s author and illustrator Matt Novak will be signing books, Carlisle High School students will perform, and Buck a Book Kids will be reading their newly published Adventures of Wordy Worm stories! A portion of all purchases made during the fair will go to support the Employment Skills Center! Bring your friends and family, and your school will get points for everyone who comes with you. The school with the highest turnout and the most points will win 100 books from Buck a Book!


Schedule of Events:

9:00-11:00 am—Face Painting and Crafts

9:15-10:00 am—Students reading Wordy Worm stories

10:00-10:30 am—Matt Novak, children’s author and illustrator

11:00 am-1:00 pm—Storytime with the CHS Football Team and Coach Oswalt

11:45 am-12:00 pm—CHS Cheerleaders leading reading cheers

12:00-1:00 pm—Storytime with CHS Cheerleaders

12:00-2:00 pm—Face Painting and Crafts

1:30-3:00 pm—Students reading Wordy Worm stories

3:00-4:00 pm—CHS Shakespeare Troupe

4:00-5:00 pm—Deborah Sweaney book signing and genealogy research tips

6:00-7:00 pm—CASD Elementary Combined Choir

Click here to download the B&N bookfair flyer and vouchers to take with you when you shop. If you or your family and friends can’t attend the fair, please visit to support us online from 02/07/15 to 2/12/15. Just enter Bookfair ID 11455177 at checkout.

Get Your GED!

It’s a new year and the perfect time to think about getting your GED!

Starting in late January, we are offering both daytime and evening GED classes. Our daytime program will be held at the Employment Skills Center, 29 South Hanover St. in Carlisle. Our evening program will be held at Carlisle High School, 623 West Penn St. Choose the program that suits your schedule and plan to attend a two-part Information and Orientation Session:



Daytime Program Information/Orientation at Employment Skills Center

Please plan to attend both dates:

Tuesday, January 27, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Information Session followed by placement assessments

Thursday, January 29, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Placement assessments followed by Registration/Orientation



Evening Program Information/Orientation at Carlisle High School Fowler Building

Please plan to attend both dates:

Tuesday, January 27, 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Information Session followed by placement assessments

Thursday, January 29, 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Placement assessments followed by Registration/Orientation


No registration is required to attend our information and orientation sessions. Come find out more about the GED test and our GED preparation program. We hope to see you there!

Download our flyer here!

Buck a Book Kicks Off January 12th!

See you at the Kickoff!


Hey Kids and Parents! Come to the Buck a Book Kickoff on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Carlisle High School Swartz Building! It is going to be a great night with crafts, entertainment, food for purchase, and FREE BOOKS for everyone!

          5:00 to 6:00 pm Literacy Fair in the Swartz Cafeteria

          6:00 to 6:30 Kickoff and Pep Rally in the Swartz Auditorium

          6:30 to 7:30 Literacy Fair continues


          Our faithful emcee, Skye Scraper, on stilts!

          Eric the Tuba Guy

          Children’s author and illustrator, Matt Novak

          Harrisburg Senators mascot, Rascal

          Reach! Hip hop dance performers

          Face painting


          Vendors, food & drink for purhase

          and, of course, FREE BOOKS!!!

The Buck a Book Literacy Campaign raises funds for adult literacy programs while inspiring K-5 students in the Carlisle Area School District to read and get involved in the community.

Learn more about the Buck a Book Literacy Campaign here!

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