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Book Fairs

1-DSCN0957Since 1999, the PBL Education Foundation has secured funds to provide coupons for all youngsters from kindergarten through eighth grade to purchase a book at the district’s three book fairs. Beginning in 2013, our donors have also supported a high school reading incentive program which allows students to earn gift cards to Barnes and Noble by reading books above and beyond required reading in their classes.

Visit Book Fairs Gallery 2015 to see pictures of this year’s fairs as they’re posted.

Year Students Helped Coupon $ Spent Donors
2015-2016 874 $4,100.30 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2014-2015 925 $4,463 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2013-2014 943 $4,623 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2012-2013 979 $4,804 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2011-2012 984 $4,861 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2010-2011 984 $4,920 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2009-2010 1,019 $4,388 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2008-2009 1,075 $4,626 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, & Cynthia Swanson
2007-2008 1,050 $4,517 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital, & Cynthia Swanson
2006-2007 1,061 $4,586 Farmers-Merchants National Bank, Gibson Area Hospital, Paxton Clinic, & Cynthia Swanson
2005-2006 996 $4,289 FGM Architects, Paxton Clinic, Illini Lodge 17 Fraternal Order of Police
2004-2005 973 $4,218 Paxton Clinic, Gibson Area Hospital, & Cynthia Swanson
2003-2004 962 $4,081
2002-2003 911 $2,733
2001-2002 962 $2,586 PBL Education Foundation General Funds
2000-2001 873 $2,619 PBL Education Foundation General Funds
1999-2000 425 $1,275 PBL Education Foundation General Funds

Our Mission is to acquire and distribute resources for enhancing or supplementing the educational programs for all learners in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit #10 School District located in Paxton, Illinois