Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of December 15, 2014
See A Christmas Carol this weekend!
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for seniors, and $7 for students. You can buy tickets online, at the door, or at the theater box office between 10am and noon on Saturdays.
For more information on this production, visit http://www.milltownplayers.org/.
Battle of the Books has begun!
Our next practice will be this Tuesday, December 16th, 2:30-3:00, and the team will practice each Tuesday until our regional competition on March 10th. After the New Year, we'll also hold practices on Wednesday mornings, 7:30-7:55. Team members can choose to attend one or both of our weekly practices.
Battle of the Books is open to any 4th or 5th grade student.
Students must read each of these books by the beginning of February:
- Almost Home by Joan Bauer
- How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor
- Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
- Dangerous Waters by Gregory Mone
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
- Red Thread Sisters by Carol A. Peacock
- Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli
- Ungifted by Gordon Korman
For more information on Battle of the Books, click here.
2nd Quarter Reading Challenge
Reading logs were sent home with students, but you can visit the library or click here for extras. List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. An adult must sign by each book read. Add the total number of pages read during the 2nd quarter.
These reading logs should be returned to Ms. Knight by Wednesday, January 21st.
Book of the Week: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Kyle Keeley loves games of all kinds, and his favorites are the creations of the amazing Luigi Lemoncello, an eccentric genius who just happened to grow up in Kyle’s hometown.
Kyle’s town has been without a public library for years, but everyone is excited that a new library is about to open–and that excitement only grows when it’s revealed that Mr. Lemoncello himself designed the new building. Kyle is sure that the library is awesome–even though he doesn’t like to read all that much–and he is determined to be one of the first people to see just how cool it is.
An essay contest will determine which twelve seventh-graders are invited to a lock-in at the new library. Even though Kyle’s essay efforts are a bit rough, he is selected to spend the night in the greatest library the world has ever known! Filled with holograms, a Wonder Dome with changing scenes overhead, hover ladders that reach the highest shelves, state-of-the-art technology, and books galore, the library is more than any of the kids ever dreamed…and so is the contest that led them here.
When the lock-in is over, these twelve kids are presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. They may extend their stay and play the most exciting game of their lives, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! Whoever finds the escape route from the library within the next twenty-four hours becomes Mr. Lemoncello’s spokesperson for all of his gaming products! Kyle doesn’t even need to think about whether or not he’ll stay. (Not everyone feels the same.) This is more than he ever dreamed of, and he’s in it to win it. (He’s not the only one.)
During this exciting day, Kyle teams up with some friends–old and new–and uses knowledge of books, the library, games, and Mr. Lemoncello himself to find a way out of this most unusual library. Will they be able to escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library before time runs out? Before someone else beats them to it? And what will they learn along the way?
Play the game along with Kyle and company and see if you can figure out how to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library!
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein is a nominee for the 14-15 South Carolina Children's Book Award.
Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?
Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!
Dates to Remember:
- December 15 - PTA meeting, 2nd grade play, and holiday fair, 6:30pm
- December 16 - Battle of the Books practice, 2:30-3pm; Chorus concert and holiday fair, 6:30pm
- December 15-19 - PTA holiday shop
- December 22-January 2 - Winter break
- January 9 - Spirit Day
- January 12 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
- January 15 - End of 2nd quarter
- January 16 - Teacher workday (No school for students)
- January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (GCSD schools and offices will be closed.)
Holiday Performances and Fair
Our 2nd graders will perform on Monday night, December 15th, after our PTA meeting. Our 4th/5th grade chorus will perform on Tuesday night, December 16th. Both events will begin at 6:30pm. The Holiday Fair will be open from 5:00-8:00pm both nights. During the Holiday Fair, there will be vendors and events for kids, and the Holiday Shop mentioned above will also be open for parents to preview or shop.
Be sure to pre-order your yearbook by January 15th. Forms have been sent home and can be found on our website. Yearbooks will be in ALL COLOR and cost $17.00. There will only be a limited number of extras in the spring, so order yours by January 15th!