Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of April 21, 2014
"Spring Training" for summer reading!
All students and teachers are urged to read as many pages as possible between April 7th and the week of May 12th-16th. Individual student page totals will be turned in to Ms. Knight, and the class--in each grade level--that reads the most pages will earn a special celebration in the library!
If you need extra reading logs, click here.
Get ready for Free Comic Book Day!
All around the country, comic book stores will be giving away free comic books on Saturday, May 3rd! Many stores may also be hosting special guests, contests, or other events.
Visit these local comic book shops to get your free comic books!
- Borderlands – 1434 Laurens Road, Greenville
- Richard’s Comics & Collectables – 1214 Laurens Road, Greenville
- Planet Comics – 2704 N. Main Street, Anderson
For more information about Free Comic Book Day, visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/992.
Book of the Week: Three Hens and a Peacock
Three Hens and a Peacock, written by Lester Laminack and illustrated by Henry Cole, was a nominee for the 13-14 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
This book has cute, cartoonish illustrations that will engage young readers. Readers of all ages will appreciate the message of working together and playing to one’s strengths that is emphasized in this book. After all, a male peacock cannot lay eggs, and hens aren’t likely to attract a lot of attention, but, working together, they can get people to stop driving long enough to enjoy some produce and fresh eggs on the farm!
Dates to Remember:
- April 21 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
- April 23 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30am
- April 25 - Spirit Day
- April 28-May 2 - Staff Appreciation Week
- May 2 - Spirit Day; Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
- May 3 - Free Comic Book Day
- May 4 - Star Wars Day!
- May 5 - Progress reports
- May 6-9 - SC PASS testing (3rd-5th grades)
Lead 360 Challenge
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service is currently hosting a nationwide youth service initiative called Lead360 Challenge. Anyone under the age of 25 can go online to the Lead360 website and upload a description of their service work or project, which can be either individual or team-based service. The deadline to participate is Friday, April 25, at 11:59 PM. The three submissions that are selected as the most outstanding will be honored at the City Council meeting on May 12 with a reception immediately following, and later this summer they’ll be recognized during half time at a Greenville Drive game (and get free tickets!).