Fork Shoals Library Ledger

May 2017 Newsletter

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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 6th, is Free Comic Book Day! Comic book stores will be giving away free comic books, and 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 (This site will have lots of guest artists/authors, a kids' art contest, a basement sale, cosplayers, and door prizes!)
  • Planet Comics – 2704 N. Main Street, Anderson (This is where Ms. Knight will be!)
  • 2nd and Charles - 2465 Laurens Road, Greenville


For more information on Free Comic Book Day, click here.

Book Drive

If you have any new or gently used books in need of a good home, please consider donating them to our Book Drive for the Greenville Literacy Association. We will accept books for all age ranges, and they will be donated to the GLA's Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale in August. You can drop off books in the donation box in the bell tower or send them to the school library. Click here for more information.

4th Quarter Reading Challenge

Your child's goal: Read as many books as possible between now and May 19th. Reading logs must be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Tuesday, May 23rd. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!


All students have received reading logs. You can also print out a reading log here. (If your child reads more than 50 books, you can continue recording books on this blank reading log.) List books as you complete them. Remember that books can be counted only once, and only books finished should be recorded.

FSS Library Website

Fork Shoals School Library Google Site

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Knight Reader Junior

Ms. Knight's book reviews for the elementary school crowd.

2017-18 South Carolina Book Award Nominees

Fork Shoals participates in both the state Picture and Children's Book Award programs, sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite each February.


See the videos and lists below for the 2017-18 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award nominees. A promo video for the Junior Book Award nominees is also included for those moving on to middle school next year.


Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Picture and Children's Book Award reading.

17-18 SCPBA Nominees
17-18 SCCBA Nominees
17-18 SCJBA Nominees
FSS Library YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel for the Fork Shoals Library, featuring school videos and book trailers for the South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award nominees.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • May 1-7 - Children's Book Week
  • May 4 - Star Wars Day
  • May 6 - Free Comic Book Day
  • May 19 - All library books due
  • May 23 - 4th quarter reading logs due


Check the school website for the complete May calendar.