Fork Shoals Library Ledger

April 2017 Newsletter

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3rd Quarter Reading Challenge Results

Many thanks to all who participated in our 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge. 234 students and staff participated, and over 6,700 books were read!

All participants have been recognized on a poster outside of the library. Additionally, the following top readers for each grade level were given special prizes.

  • Kindergarten - Will Garrett
  • 1st grade - Gibson Medearis
  • 2nd grade - Emmi Shipman
  • 3rd grade - Gavin Newhouse
  • 4th grade - Lex Phillips
  • 5th grade - Janna Bahdini

South Carolina Book Award Winners

The winners of this year's South Carolina Book Awards were recently announced. See the winning titles below. (Fork Shoals' pick for the Children's Book Award, El Deafo, took home the prize, but our choice for Picture Book Award, Dog vs. Cat, was edged out by Rags: Hero Dog of WWI.)

For information on next year's Book Award nominees, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter.

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FSS Library Website

Fork Shoals School Library Google Site

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.

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 2016-2017 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:

  • April 4 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • April 5 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30am
  • April 9-15 - National Library Week
  • April 10-14 - Spring Break
  • April 17 - Makeup Day #3 (No school)
  • April 21 - Spirit Night at Carolina Indoor Sports
  • April 28 - Spirit Day
  • April 29 - Antique Tractor & Engine Show/Student Talent Show