Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of February 2, 2015

Book Award voting begins soon!

Fork Shoals participates in both the state Picture and Children's Book Award programs, sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite within the next couple of weeks!


Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!

3rd Quarter Reading Challenge: Be a Reading Superhero!

Are you a Reading Superhero? Let's find out!


Our 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun! Your goal is to read as much as possible between now and March 24th. Reading logs have been sent home, and extras will be available in the library or here.


All reading logs will be due no later than Friday, March 27th (our last day before Spring Break)! After Spring Break, prizes will be awarded to the top readers in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.


Remember to list books completed with page numbers. An adult must sign by each book completed, and all pages must be totaled at the end.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

Information is coming home this week about a fantastic reading program sponsored by the Greenville Drive. Students read books during the month of February, and forms are due to Ms. Knight by March 6th. Readers may include books read as part of the 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge. Let’s have a great participation for Fork Shoals!

Book of the Week: When Grandmama Sings

When Grandmama Sings, written by Margaree King Mitchell and illustrated by James E. Ransome, is a nominee for the 14-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Set against the backdrop of the racially-segregated South, When Grandmama Sings is a heart-warming story about persistence and hope. When eight-year-old Belle's grandmother, Ivory Belle Coles, gets the opportunity to do a singing tour across the South, Belle begs to go along. Her parents agree to let Belle be a helper to her grandmother.

"Grandmama couldn't read herself. But she always had a song to sing."

Along the way, young Belle points out that black and white people are treated differently everywhere they go. Through it all, though, her grandmother never loses her spirit, her will, or her love of music. Music has the power to bring everyone, regardless of color, together.

Belle's grandmother taught her that going after dreams is important. It could be something as simple as learning to read or becoming a singer, but it could be something--like equality for all--with the power to change the world.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • February 3 - Skate Night @ Golden Skate, 6-8pm
  • February 5 - Moe's Night
  • February 8-13 - National School Counseling Week
  • February 10 - Chick-Fil-A Night, 5-8pm
  • February 13 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • February 16 - Presidents' Day (GCSD schools and offices will be closed.)
  • February 19 - Progress reports

Pennies for Patients

Fork Shoals will sponsor Pennies for Patients from Monday, February 2nd- Friday, February 20th. Students may bring in any type of money to donate to this cause. Checks will be accepted, but please make them out to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


The Beta Club will also be selling Candy Grams during lunch on February 9th-12th for delivery on February 13th. Candy Grams will have a Hershey Kiss and a pencil. The cost is 50 cents and proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students may purchase for anyone in the school, and they will be delivered on Friday, February 13th.