IPSF, Barnes & Noble team up to raise funds

Got your eye on a new book or movie? Heading to a Barnes & Noble this week or next?

Be sure to mention the Irvine Public Schools Foundation when you make a purchase from any of Barnes & Noble’s three Irvine locations between now and March 21, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit IUSD schools.

IPSF’s “iRead” campaign is a follow-up to the foundation’s successful “Dine Out, Help Out” event in which local restaurants donated a percentage of each tab. This time around, the purchase of books, toys and movies can help our schools cope with the loss of state funding.

The participating Barnes & Noble stores are located in the Woodbridge Village Center, at 4600 Barranca Parkway; The Market Place, at 13712 Jamboree Road; and The Irvine Spectrum Center, at 81 Fortune Drive, Suite 123.

And for those who prefer to shop online, you can help out too. Just visit the Barnes & Noble Bookfairs site from March 21 through March 26 and check the “Bookfair Order” box after entering your payment information. When it asks for your Bookfair ID, enter “10162055.”

Update: We’re told a number of IUSD principals have volunteered to read to students at all three Irvine Barnes & Noble locations during the event. And Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang is scheduled to read at The Market Place B&N at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16. For more information, visit www.ipsf.net.