Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 24, 2014

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March of Dimes Reading Champions

The March of Dimes Reading Champions is an educational program in which every child is a winner! Students read books to improve reading skills while raising money for the March of Dimes mission! This program takes placing March-early April. After completing the program, children receive awards for their efforts.

Students receive medals during awards days based on the number of books read. After raising $1, students are eligible for the following medals:

  • 30 books or more - Gold medal
  • 20-29 books - Silver medal
  • 15-19 books - Bronze medal

Bonus: Every participating school will have a Caldecott Award winning book donated to the library. This book will be placed in the library in honor of the student who raises the most money! Every child who raises $50 or more will receive a free tshirt.

Make sure to mail off your registration card (or register online at as soon as possible, and read, read, read! Gather pledges and any other donations and place them in your collection envelope. No amount is too small!

Collection envelopes must be received by the March of Dimes no later than April 10th. These should be sent directly to the March of Dimes. No money is sent to the school.

Tell us how much you love the library!

Express your love of the library with our newest display! Come to the library, fill out one of our hearts, and we'll add your message to the wall!

Send in your Shelfies!

Have you ever taken a selfie? Well, go one step further, and take a "shelfie!" What's a "shelfie?" It's a picture of you in front of your bookshelf! Ms. Knight is creating a display of "shelfies," and she wants your pictures! The display features teachers, students, and even family members!

Digital photos are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Knight at Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the picture!

Book of the Week: One Cool Friend

One Cool Friend was a nominee for the 2013-2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

One Cool Friend, written by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by David Small, is sure to be a hit in any library. Readers young and old will be charmed by Elliot, a very proper young man (who I imagine with a British accent).

Elliot visits the aquarium with his colorful father, and he passes right by the attractions with large crowds. He stops, though, when he reaches the penguin exhibit. He is enchanted by these creatures who appear to be as proper as he is. Elliot decides he wants a penguin for his very own. When he asks his father if he can have one, dear old dad says, “Sure!” thinking that Elliot means to buy a stuffed penguin from the gift shop. If only…

Hilarity ensues when Elliot brings a real penguin home and learns what it takes to keep a pet penguin happy. Can he keep his penguin a secret from his dad, though? Every reader will be eager to see what happens, and they may be in for a few surprises!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • March 26 - Last day of 3rd quarter
  • March 27 - Spirit Night at Moe's, 5-9pm
  • March 28 - Spirit Day
  • April 1 - Report cards; Skate Night, 6-8pm
  • April 3 - Magnificent Moms Breakfast, 7:30am
  • April 4 - Spring Spectacular, 4-8pm

Spirit Night @ Moe's!

Don’t miss our first ever Spirit Night at Moe’s on Thursday, March 27th, 5-9pm. Come support Fork Shoals!

Spring Spectacular

We are getting closer to our Spring Spectacular and still need everyone’s help. Please go on the school website, and see how you can help and sign up for a time to work our class booths!