Fork Shoals Library Ledger

January 2017 Newsletter

Make a reading resolution in 2017!

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Second Quarter Reading Challenge

Your child's goal: Read as many books as possible between now and January 12th. Reading logs MUST be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Thursday, January 19th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!

How do you record reading?

Students have received reading logs, but you can also print out a reading log here. List books as you complete them. Remember that books can be counted only once, and only books finished should be recorded.

Third quarter reading logs will be sent home following the conclusion of the Second Quarter Reading Challenge.

FSS Library Website

Fork Shoals School Library Google Site

Battle of the Books Practice & Competition Schedule


  • Tuesday, December 6 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, December 13 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, January 3 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, January 10 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, January 17 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, January 24 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, January 31 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, February 7 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, February 14 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, February 21 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, February 28 - 2:30-3pm


  • Tuesday, March 14 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, March 21 - 2:30-3pm

  • Tuesday, March 28 - 2:30-3pm**

**This practice is dependent on the team making it to Finals.


Regionals - Tuesday, March 21 @ Bell’s Crossing Elementary

  • Registration - 6:00pm

  • Competition rounds - 6:30pm

  • Teams that win both of their competition rounds move on to Finals

Finals - Tuesday, March 28; location to be determined

  • Registration - 6:00pm

  • Competition rounds - 6:15pm
Knight Reader Junior

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

South Carolina Book Award Program

Every year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians nominates twenty books for four different Book Award levels: Picture, Children's, Junior, and Young Adult. Fork Shoals participates in both the Picture and Children's Book Award programs. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite in February!

Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading.

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:

  • January 10 - Class & club pictures
  • January 12 - End of 2nd quarter
  • January 13 - Teacher workday
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 19 - 2nd quarter reading logs due
  • January 23 - Report cards
  • January 27 - Spirit Day