Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Be the reason your child loves to read

Fall into a book and support the Summit Area YMCA! From October 24 through October 28, the Berkeley Heights YMCA will be hosting a Fall Scholastic Book Fair that will feature a variety of titles suitable for children ranging in age from preschool through middle school.

The importance of reading skills to a child's success in school, work, and life is undeniable. And reading to your child from a very young age is one of the best ways to ensure their success. Reading is essential to a developing mind, it promotes many things, such as:

  • Creativity
  • Cognitive development
  • Language proficiency
  • Academic preparation 
  • Focus
  • Discipline 
  • Instilling a lifelong love of reading


Scholastic Book Fair 

Date: Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28
Time: 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Berkeley Heights YMCA, Lobby

Can't make it in-person? You can also shop online! Beginning 10/21!

Online Book Fair  

For every purchase from the Book Fair, Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards to the Berkeley Heights YMCA which goes towards new books, games and activities for our childcare students. We look forward to seeing you at Berkeley Heights Fall Scholastic Book Fair!

Tips for encouraging children to read:

- Find books of special interest to them or take them to a library/bookstore & have them choose their own books.

- Provide special incentives for completing a book or even a chapter.

- Designate a special time during the day for a family reading time where everyone reads together.





Tiffany Escott

Mission Advancement & Development Director







In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.