Redlands, CA, October 7, 2013 – Barnes & Noble in Redlands always gives K-12 educators a 20% discount on school supplies, but during Educator Appreciation Days, they’ll get 25% off both classroom and personal purchases. Homeschooling and traditional teachers in the Bear Valley Unified School District are invited to bring their membership card to the bookstore between October 12 and October 20 during normal business hours. Those without membership cards can apply for a free one in the store, located at 27460 Lugonia Avenue in the Citrus Plaza. Normal business hours are Sunday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

In addition, the store will host a reception for educators during Appreciation Days on October 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature complimentary refreshments, giveaways, a hands-on art project and a special presentation by guest speakers Kim Cavanagh and Carolyn Bainer on adding Art to the STEM classroom. Kim Cavanagh is currently the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Redlands USD.  In the past, she served as a teacher, a school principal, and the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts and GATE for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.  Carolyn Bainer is an educational consultant with Such Good Work and has served as a professional development writer for 300 school superintendents in California. She is also a retired school principal and district office administrator.

Barnes & Noble’s Community Relations Manager, Laurie Aldern, said, “Teachers have successfully made it through the back-to-school push and are in need of a little extra appreciation just now. In addition to the discount on purchases, we want to provide something special to show our gratitude for all they do to educate and nurture the children of our community. This reception on October 15 will be lighthearted and fun – and who doesn’t want a little Pumpkin Spice Latte just about now?” 

For more information on the Educator Discount Program, call (909) 793-4945 or email Aldern at