Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of October 12, 2015

Greenville Swamp Rabbits Scholars Book Club

All reading logs for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Scholars Book Club MUST be turned in to Ms. Knight by this Wednesday, October 14th! If you need another reading log, please click here.


In this program, students can earn a BOGO ticket voucher by taking our “Six for Sticks Challenge” and reading six (6) grade level books for which they will receive one (1) Buy One, Get One ticket voucher for the Scholars Book Club Game Night on November 14!


Students are also encouraged to take part in a book drive on the night of the game. If they bring three (3) or more children’s books, new or gently used to donate, they will receive a Buy One Get One free ticket voucher to a future Swamp Rabbits game. The donated books will be given to the “Friends of the Library” and sold at their annual book sale. All proceeds from the book drive will benefit the Greenville County library system.


Teacher’s Incentive– Teachers will receive two (2) free tickets to the November 14 game at 7 p.m. for their class’s participation.

Book of the Week: Ick! Yuck! Eew! Our Gross American History

Ick! Yuck! Eew! Our Gross American History by Lois Miner Huey is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Children's Book Award.

Have you ever wanted to live in the past? If so, you may just change your mind when you read Ick! Yuck! Eew! Our Gross American History.

In this book, you'll learn that things probably weren't all that great a few hundred years ago. The smells were horrible, there were bugs everywhere, germs spread awful diseases, and the clothes were extremely uncomfortable, dirty, and just plain nasty!

Take a trip through time in Ick! Yuck! Eew! Our Gross American History and decide if you'd really like to live in the past. Maybe the present isn't so bad after all!

This book is sure to be a hit with readers. Kids like gross stuff, and this book has it in spades. It's interesting, entertaining, and full of yucky facts (and illustrations) that will make young readers either laugh out loud or get a little sick. Maybe both. Either way, kids may read this and appreciate how far things like hygiene and medicine have come.

Ick! Yuck! Eew! Our Gross American History is an essential book for studies of early American history, scientific advances, or comparisons of early life to the modern day.

The 1st quarter reading challenge is wrapping up!

Your child's goal: Read as many pages as possible between now and October 22nd. Reading logs MUST be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Wednesday, October 28th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!


How do you record reading?

Students have received reading logs, but you can print out extras here. 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 1st quarter.

Knight Reader Junior

Explore books for the elementary school crowd!

Read Your Way to the Big Game!

Information has been sent home about the state's "Read Your Way to the Big Game" contest. The goal of this contest is to get your child excited about reading.


To enter this contest, make sure your child reads six reading-level appropriate books, complete the book list that was sent home, and return the book list and contest entry card to your child's teacher no later than Monday, November 9th,


All students who meet the six-book challenge qualify for the grand prize--a trip to the Palmetto Bowl (otherwise known as the Carolina/Clemson game)!


So, pick a team and start reading now!


If you need copies of the reading log, student entry card, or bookmark, please click here.

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Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?

Every year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians nominates twenty books for four different Book Award levels: Picture, Children's, Junior, and Young Adult. Fork Shoals participates in both the Picture and Children's Book Award programs. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite in February!


Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading, and check out the videos below for a quick glimpse at this year's nominees!

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Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • October 12 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • October 14 - Swamp Rabbits reading logs due
  • October 15-16 - Teacher workdays (Students do not report.)
  • October 19 - Fall fundraiser ends; next Makerspace Monday
  • October 19-30 - Student Ambassadors Food Drive
  • October 22 - Last day of 1st quarter
  • October 23 - Make-up pictures

Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser for the Entertainment Coupon books continues this week. Thank you for helping our school!

Christmas Help

The Salvation Army will begin accepting applications for Christmas Assistance on October 10th-15th. Please look on our website or call the Salvation Army for what you need to take to them to receive Christmas Assistance. The school will donate stockings to help out but will be sending all requests for Christmas help through the Salvation Army.