Spring Break Fun at Barnes & Noble University

Did you know that Barnes & Noble is much more then a local bookstore? Barnes & Noble, located on University Avenue in West Des Moines, works hard to support our community.

‘They display local artwork in their cafe and hold several fundraisers for local schools in our community. Next week, Barnes & Noble will be hosting a fundraiser event for Mitchellville Elementary!

Mitchellville School

“Every day, nineteen six year olds walk into my classroom ready to learn new concepts and skills. These students come from low income families, but I do not let this act as a barrier to their learning, instead choose to embrace their curiosity, creativity, and love of learning. As a teacher, I try to bring fresh ideas into the classroom on a regular basis. Our school is part of a large district (SE Polk) but is the smallest and often forgotten about because it is in a completely different town as the high school and other elementaries. We are over 50% free and reduced lunch and a Title I school. We truly feel that our students deserve the most even though some of the students have the least.” From Mr. Karr a Kindergarten teacher at Mitchellville Elementary. 

On Saturday, March 19th at 6 pm there will be a Batman vs. Superman Dawn of Justice event! Come out to the store and see the Justice Corps of Iowa, enjoy games, trivia and activities. A portion of the money generated to the store that day, will be donated to Mitchellville Elementary.


Check out the Facebook event to stay up to date with any news!

To gear up for the final event, on Saturday, Barnes and Noble will be hosting fun activities every day at 1 pm next week! Grab the kids, check out some books, grab a snack in the cafe, and participate in some fun!

Monday the 14th: LEGO Bionicle Hour!
Tuesday the 15th: All Ages Coloring Event!
Wednesday the 16th: Paper Airplane Launching Party!
Thursday the 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Event!
Friday the 18th: American Girl Event!
Saturday the 19th: Batman v Superman Event! Benefiting Mitchellville Elementary!


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