Are you aware of the Barnes & Nobles Educator Discount Program for PreK-12th grade educators? Homeschoolers are eligible to participate in this program! All you have to do is visit your local Barnes & Noble store and complete a short application. Then, you will be given an educator discount card that is valid for two years and provides these discounts:
20% off classroom purchases of books and some educational games and toys.
During our four Educator Appreciation periods each year (in January, April, October and December), this discount goes to 25% and can be used for personal purchases including music and movies. Several other promotions are offered during these Appreciation periods, which may vary from time to time.
Our next educator appreciation period is coming up this Saturday, January 9 and runs through January 17! Please refer to the email shown below for specific details. Keep in mind that the special discounts will be the same in ALL Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, so feel free to visit the store nearest you. The reception mentioned below is for our store here in Burlington only. All stores will be having a reception during Educator Appreciation, but the dates, times and content will vary from store to store. You can contact your local store to find out when there reception will be. We'd be happy to provide contact information if you need it!
Additionally, we'd like you to know that we host many different kinds of events at Barnes & Noble that may be of interest to you. Examples are author book signings, various children's events, book groups and storytimes. Some of these will be national events, which means they will happen in ALL stores, while other events will be set up locally and will vary from store to store. Here in Burlington, we have storytimes every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and as you'll see below, we are starting a Homeschooler's Book Club for Teens. You can use this link to find events that will be happening at any Barnes & Noble store: http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/ . Simply click on "Find an Event" and then enter your city and state or zip code.
Happy New Year! We hope to see you during our upcoming Educator Appreciation Days -- January 9 - 17. During this period, the following special discounts will be available to all PreK-12 educators with a valid educator discount card:
Additionally, we will host a special Educator Reception on Tuesday, January 12 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come out to this event and meet our special speaker Bennett Harris. Bennett helped to bring the Maker Movement to Alamance County, ABSS and other area schools by founding the Alamance Makers Guild, Burlington Mini Maker Faire, and soon STEAM Junction, Downtown Burlington, NC's first Maker Space. Bennett has been invited to the White House three times for the work he is doing with the Maker Movement and Education here in Alamance County, and was able to help the city of Burlington become one of NC's first "Maker Cities". Enter for a chance to win a special door prize and enjoy special treats while your here.
25% discount on personal and classroom books, toys, games, music, movies and more. LEGO and select LeapFrog products are excluded. Certain other restrictions apply
10% off the list price on tech tools to help bring tech literacy to classrooms
10% off the list price of all NOOK tablets and eReaders. Limit five devices per customer. Accessories and e-books are excluded
10% discount on all Cafe consumable purchases
Lastly, at the suggestion of one of our local homeschoolers, we are starting a Homeschooler's Book Club for Teens. The first meeting will be Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m. We're asking everyone to bring one or two of their favorite books to help create a reading list for the group. FYI, we've scheduled three other meeting dates for this book club: January 28, February 11 and February 25 (all are on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.).
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Susan K. Ellington Community Business Development Manager Barnes & Noble, Inc. 3125 Waltham Blvd Burlington, NC 27215 o (336) 585-0271 m (336)584-0869f (336) 585-0276
Home Educators Association of Roxboro P.O. Box 792 Roxboro, NC 27573