Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of October 29th

Read something spooky this week!

In honor of Halloween (this Wednesday), here is a list of some spooky reads that can be found in the Fork Shoals Library.


Halloween books

  • J Is for Jack-o-lantern: A Halloween Alphabet by Denise Brennan-Nelson
  • Alpha Oops! H Is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis
  • Trick or Treat? by Bill Martin
  • Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee
  • Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton
  • Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
  • Miss Mary is Scary! by Dan Gutman
  • Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • Babymouse: Monster Mash by Jennifer L. Holm


Ghost stories

  • The Seer of Shadows by Avi
  • The Green Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer
  • Ghost of the Southern Belle by Odds Bodkin
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
  • The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn
  • The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret
  • Attack of the Vampire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar
  • Radiance by Alyson Noel
  • Leisl & Po by Lauren Oliver


Come in and check one out today...if you dare!

Book of the Week: The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn

Florence Crutchfield, a twelve-year-old living in a London orphanage, gets the surprise of her life when she’s sent to live with her great-uncle at his country manor house, Crutchfield Hall. Life at Crutchfield Hall is very different from Florence’s time at the orphanage. She has a warm place to sleep, and there’s always enough food. Florence’s uncle is happy to have her there, but her aunt seems to hate her on site. Why is there so much animosity from her aunt? What could Florence have possibly done to deserve so much hatred?


Well, it seems that Florence’s aunt, a crazed and bitter woman, thinks Florence is trying to replace Sophia, Florence’s young cousin who died in a horrible accident nearly a year ago. Aunt Eugenie makes Florence’s life miserable and constantly compares her to the seemingly perfect Sophia. Florence is not even allowed to see James, her other cousin and Sophia’s younger brother. (He grew very weak and sickly following Sophia’s death.) Florence feels more alone now than she ever did at the orphanage, but she’s not alone…not at all.


Florence soon realizes Sophia is not entirely gone from Crutchfield Hall. The ghost of her cousin is haunting Florence, James, and even members of the household staff. Sophia has the power to make Florence do almost anything she wants…and that includes terrorizing those around her and finding a way to recreate her death so that someone else takes the fall that killed her.


Can Florence–and James–find a way to stop Sophia from wreaking havoc at Crutchfield Hall? Can they banish her ghost forever? Will Sophia ever really rest in peace? Unravel the mystery when you read The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn, a nominee for the 2012-13 South Carolina Children’s Book Award.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to remember:

  • October 29 - Kindergarten color days - brown
  • October 30 - Kindergarten color days - purple
  • October 31 - Kindergarten color days - orange and black
  • November 1 - Kindergarten color days - white
  • November 1 - Magnificent Moms Day, 7:30am
  • November 2 - Kindergarten color days - rainbow
  • November 3 - PTA Fall Frenzy, 10am-3pm
  • November 5 - Report cards; Voting day at FSS
  • November 6 - School closed for Election Day

Fall Frenzy & Blood Drive

Our Fall Frenzy is this Saturday!!!! Come join us for an awesome silent auction, inflatables, games, food, and fun!


We will have a Blood Drive during the Fall Frenzy from 10:00-2:00. Call Mrs. Peden, our school nurse, at 355-5007 to sign up for a time. The class with the highest number of donors will get recognition.

Yearbook Pre-Orders

Please remember that we will only be pre-ordering yearbooks this year. If you would like a yearbook, remember to order by December 16th. We will not have extras in the spring, so order yours while pre-orders are being taken!

2012-2013 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominees
2012-13 South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees