Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of May 12, 2014
The Book Fair is here!
Be sure to come by our final Book Fair of the year and stock up on some excellent books for summer reading!
Book Fair dates and hours:
- Monday, May 12th – 8am-3pm; 5-8pm (We will close during the Spring Chorus Concert and reopen immediately after.)
- Tuesday, May 13th-Thursday, May 15th – 8am-3pm
- Friday, May 16th – 8-11am
The Online Book Fair is also open now through May 24th at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/forkshoalsschool. Every purchase helps the Fork Shoals Library!
*We accept cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% tax is added to all purchases.*
The last day for book checkout is Wednesday, May 21st! All books must be returned to the library by Friday, May 23rd!
Book of the Week: The Humming Room
In The Humming Room, we meet young Roo Fanshaw. Roo has not had an easy life so far. She has no memory of her mother, and her father and his girlfriend were recently killed while Roo hid underneath the house. (Roo is an expert hider, by the way.) Eventually, Roo is found and sent to live in a foster home for a while. It is soon discovered, though, that this troubled young girl will be taken in by her wealthy uncle and sent to live on Cough Rock Island along the St. Lawrence River. The large edifice on the island was once a sanitarium for children with tuberculosis, and, almost immediately after arriving, Roo senses that this strange home is harboring some secrets…
Roo has some trouble adapting to her new home. She’s not used to being watched so much, and she looks for places to hide, places to make herself as small and unnoticeable as possible. But what will happen when Roo is the one who begins to notice things–strange things about both the island and the building that is now her home? Roo often hears a strange humming noise in the house, and she does her best to figure out where the noise is coming from. Her explorations lead her to some big surprises…including a garden that has been left to die in the center of this mysterious house. Who put this garden in the middle of the house? Why? And why has it been abandoned and left to die?
Roo is searching for answers to the mysteries surrounding her, and she may find help in some unexpected places. She encounters a remarkable boy who appears to live on the river. What’s his story, and where is his home? Roo also discovers yet another strange boy living right next to her. Who is this boy, and why is everyone so determined to keep him a secret? More importantly, what is his connection to her often-absent uncle and the dying garden that has been kept hidden from everyone?
Join Roo as she struggles to save the things that are fast becoming important to her–friendship, a family she never knew she wanted, and a garden that, with a little love and care, can blossom just like Roo’s hopes for the future. Explore the possibilities when you readThe Humming Room by Ellen Potter.
Dates to Remember:
- May 12-16 - May Book Fair & Summer Reading Kickoff
- May 12 - SIC meeting @ 7:30am; PTA meeting/Spring Concert @ 6:30pm
- May 13 - 1st grade field day; Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
- May 14 - 2nd grade field day
- May 15 - K5 field day
- May 16 - 5th grade field day; Spirit Day
- May 19 - 4th grade field day
- May 20 - 3rd grade field day
- May 21 - Last day for library checkout
- May 22 - Spirit Night @ Moe's, 5-9pm
- May 23 - Library books due
- May 26 - Memorial Day (Schools and offices will be closed.)