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Foundation hosts first-ever pop-up book shop downtown

October 6, 2017

The Springfield Public Schools Foundation will host its first-ever Pop-Up Book Shop on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 AM to 4 PM. “One Eighty Six Books” will be conveniently located in the heart of the Old Capitol Farmers Market at 407 E. Adams in downtown Springfield.

Proceeds from the event will be used to supply books for school libraries and classrooms district-wide.

“We hope families will check out the new format of the event this year,” said Kate Dunne, Foundation Board Member and a co-chair of the event. “It is a unique opportunity to enjoy shopping downtown while supporting the students of District 186.”  

There will be a wide variety of books available for purchase for both children and adults. Shoppers will also be able to fulfill specific book requests made by each District school.

The Pop-up Book Shop is just one of the new and exciting experiences that the Foundation is offering the community and its donors this school year. The Annual Dinner and Art Auction, is set for Saturday, February 24, 2018, in a new location at Horace Mann in Downtown Springfield. It will be the first event of its kind at the company’s headquarters.

Each year, the Springfield Public Schools Foundation funds a number of classroom education, classroom library, special project, extracurricular and special education grants for the teachers and students of District 186. Teachers must complete an application to be considered for funding.

The Springfield Public Schools Foundation is a community-based volunteer organization, serving District 186 public schools for more than 30 years with the mission of creating a margin of excellence. The Foundation carries out its mission in partnership with Springfield Public Schools District 186 and the Springfield community. Since 1981, the Foundation has contributed more than $3 million to help create exceptional educational experiences for the students across the District. For more information visit www.sps186.org/foundation.