Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of January 14th
Get ready for the Book Fair!
Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!
For full information on the upcoming book fair, including the schedule, the online fair, and the All for Books program, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/forkshoalselemsch. The online fair opens this Sunday, January 20th!
*6% sales tax is added to all Book Fair purchases.*
Are you reading the Book Award nominees?
Voting will be held during the week of February 11-15, so Book Award books should be read before that week.
For a list of books in each of the Book Award categories, visit the library blog (Fork Shoals Reads!) or take a look at the videos at the end of this newsletter.
*Note: Ms. Knight will announce the nominees for the 2013-14 Book Awards in March!*
Book of the Week: The Watcher by Jeanette Winter
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter is an excellent book about a figure that many young readers probably know very little about--Jane Goodall. This book could serve as a springboard to more reading about this fascinating woman and her important work. (I already know some of my young readers will enjoy this simply because Jane lived with chimps.)
This book may also serve as inspiration to some students. If they put their minds to it, they can accomplish great things, even if those things take them far away from everything they've ever known. I think that's the biggest lesson that readers can take away from this book.
The Watcher is a nominee for the 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
Upcoming Author Visits
On Thursday, February 28th, author and celebrity Holly Durst will be visiting with Kindergarten-2nd grade students. She will be promoting her picture book, Chocolate Socks, as part of our Read Across America celebration. If you would like to pre-order a book, please send a check for $16.19 made payable to Holly Durst to your child's teacher prior to February 28th.
Dates to remember:
- January 14 - SIC meeting; SE regional PTA meeting
- January 17 - End of 2nd quarter
- January 18 - Teacher workday
- January 20 - Online Book Fair opens
- January 21 - MLK Day (No school)
- January 22-25 - K5/1st grade registration
- January 24 - Report cards
- January 25-February 1 - Book Fair