Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of April 15th

It's National Library Week!


During National Library Week and throughout April, libraries of all types host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in people’s lives. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more. Whether you come for homework or job searches, help with citizenship issues or finances, adult education classes or to find the best books for young readers, libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with loved ones and friends.


A message from the American Library Association’s Campaign for America's Libraries and the Fork Shoals School Library.

Check out this month's special events @ your local public library!

Criss Cross Mangosauce

  • April 19, 7-7:45pm
  • Main Library, meeting room A
  • Celebrate Day of the Child/Day of the Book with the nationally acclaimed Latina performers Criss Cross Mangosauce!


Lollipops Concert for Kids

  • April 20, 10-10:30am
  • Simpsonville Branch Library
  • This free musical program, brought to you by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, will feature the book The Boy Who Loved Music and the GSO String Quintet.


Earth Day Stories and Crafts

  • April 20, 10:30am-12 noon
  • Augusta Road Branch Library
  • Celebrate Earth Day with stories, refreshments, and eco-friendly crafts. Registration required. Call 277-0161.


Friends of the Library Used Book Sale


Service Dogs

  • April 27, 2-3pm
  • Fountain Inn Branch Library
  • Meet a real service dog and learn how they help people.

Book of the Week: How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills was nominated for the 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

This book is a charming tale of a busy dog and a little yellow bird. The bird is looking for a student, and Rocket just happens to be in the area. (The bird's school is located in Rocket's favorite nap area.) At first, Rocket just wants to take his nap and keep to himself, but, as the bird begins to read a story about a dog looking for his bone, Rocket gets interested in learning more. Eventually, the bird teaches Rocket about the wonderful, glorious alphabet and how to spell and read. When the bird flies south for the winter, Rocket continues to practice his spelling and reading, getting ready for school to start when the weather warms up again.

How Rocket Learned to Read is a great read-aloud for students, particularly those who are just learning to read themselves, to teach them how wonderful reading can be.


Students who enjoy this book will also love the sequel, Rocket Writes a Story. More Rocket stories are sure to come, so be on the lookout for these wonderful books!

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

Twenty-seven Fork Shoals students participated in this year's Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program. These students will be recognized at the Greenville Drive game at Fluor Field on Monday, April 15th, at 7:05pm. Participating students received one free ticket to the game. At the celebration game, students will receive a free t-shirt and have the opportunity to march around the field in a Parade of Champions.


Participating students are reminding to be at Fluor Field at 6pm on the day of the celebration game to redeem ticket vouchers, pick up t-shirts, and line up for the Parade of Champions.


Any friends or family members who wish to attend the celebration game must purchase additional game tickets.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • April 15 - Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Celebration Game
  • April 17 - Boosterthon Fun Run
  • April 19-28 - Peter Pan @ Woodmont High School
  • April 24 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • April 26 - Spirit Day
  • April 27 - Antique Tractor and Engine Show & School Talent Show

Boosterthon Fundraiser

Boosterthon continues Monday and Tuesday this week with the Fun Run on Wednesday. The students have learned a variety of character traits that align with our IB attitudes and Learner Profile as well! Thank you for helping to support our school with this fundraiser. The FUN RUN is on April 17th. The Fun Run times for grade levels are Kindergarten & First 8:30, 2nd & 3rd 9:40, and 4th & 5th 10:50. Join us as we cheer on our students!

Peter Pan at Woodmont High

The Wildcat Players of Woodmont High School will be presenting a fabulous production of Peter Pan very soon! Many current and former Fork Shoals students are involved in this production, so let's make plans to attend and show our support! Tickets to each show are $5 for children 12 and under and $8 for all others.

2013-2014 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees
Fifth graders who want a head start on reading next year's Junior Book Award nominees should check out the booklist on the library blog!