PALs Reading Corner

October 2015

Reading with the Gamecocks!

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It's that time of year again to celebrate reading with the USC Reading with the Gamecocks literacy program. All students who read and turn in a reading log will receive tickets to attend a ticket for admission of one child and an adult to a designated Men or Women's Basketball game in November 2015. To learn more about this outstanding program, click here for an Overview of the details and the Official Reading Log.

Gamecock Reflections from Last Year!"

Read your Way to the Big Game!

WHAT IS THE READ YOUR WAY TO THE BIG GAME reading program? A reading program with the athletic departments of both the University of South Carolina and Clemson University to motivate and incentivize all elementary and middle school students in South Carolina to read grade level texts.


Entering your child in the contest is simple! Here what your child needs to do:

  • Read (6) six reading-level appropriate books, write the titles on the printable book list and return it to your child’s teacher for a chance to win by November 4th. All students who meet the six-book challenge qualify for the grand prize - a trip to the Palmetto Bowl in Columbia on November 28, 2015.
  • There will be two winners - one for USC and one for Clemson. Each winner will receive four tickets, sideline passes, and pre-game activities. Students must choose a team and can only enter once. Participation is limited to students in South Carolina elementary and middle public schools.
  • All students will receive a bookmark. PARENTS & FAMILIES! Pick a team: The Tiger or Cocky and start reading TODAY!

"Fall Into a Good Book Club"

It's time to "Fall into a Good book Club" as we enjoy learning experiences and reading in the OPES Media Center. If you are a new 3rd, 4th and 5th grader student at Oak Pointe, come by and join our Book Challenge Club. Click here for more Club details. See you in the library...Love, PAL

Learning in the Media Center

Continue your learning experiences from the media center with these links about different authors.

Heaps Reading Nook Dedication Ceremony

On June 2, 2014, a ceremony was held in memory of Melissa Heaps. She loved the library, sharing the joy of reading with children and Skippyjon Jones, her favorite character with everyone. The Heaps Reading Nook video shows that it will be a place for children to continue their love of reading...just what Melissa would have wanted for all!

OPES Media Center Contact information:

Angela Durham

Library Media Specialist


Valerie Decoteau

Media Assistant