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Upcoming Events in the RCES Library

New Arrangement for Our Fiction Chapter Books

During the past month, we have been rearranging the books in the fiction chapter book section of the library. You may now search for a book according to its genre. The categories that we used are listed below.
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We have maps available in the library if anyone needs help locating a book category.
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Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

RCES Mock Caldecott

Several classes at RCES have been taking place in a Mock Caldecott project. The Caldecott Medal is given each year by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book published during the preceding year.


Our students read and evaluated 16 pictures books during the months of November and December. Then each student voted for his or her choice for the book to win the medal. Our results are below:


RCES Mock Caldecott 2016


The Honor Books

Toys Meet Snow, written by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

The Night World, written & illustrated by Mordecaii Gerstein

A Fine Dessert, written by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall


The American Library Association will announce the actual winners on Monday, January 11.

The Winner

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, written by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

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Feeling Groovy Book Fair

Monday, Feb. 8th, 8am to Friday, Feb. 12th, 11:30am

Richland County Elementary School Library

We are having an additional book fair this year. It will be a smaller one than our other two, but it will provide our students with an extra opportunity to buy books.
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RCES Battle of the Books

Students in grades 3 - 5 will have the opportunity to compete in our fourth annual Battle of the Books Competition. We will have sign-ups February 1 - 5. The competition will begin sometime in March. The exact date will be determined by the number of teams that enter. We will hold the championship match on March 23.
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