News for the week of December 16, 2013

Fork Shoals Library Ledger

Stocking contest deadline extended!

The Fork Shoals Library is holding a stocking contest this holiday season! You can create your own stocking from scratch or purchase a plain stocking and add your own decorations!

All entries must be book- or library-related and should be turned in to Ms. Knight by 8:15am on Tuesday, December 17th.

Contest entries will be showcased in the library, and judges will come by to select their favorite stockings! The winner will receive a gift basket full of books!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books practice is held each Tuesday in the library from 2:30 to 3:00. This team is open to any 4th or 5th grade student. For more information, click here or see Ms. Knight in the library.

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 will be creating a display of "shelfies" after the holiday break, and she wants your pictures! The display will feature teachers, students, and even parents!

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: Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World by Douglas Wood and Barry Moser is a nominee for the 2013-2014 South Carolina Children’s Book Award.

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World tells of the Christmas of 1941 and Winston Churchill’s visit to the White House. During his stay, Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt both cemented their friendship and developed a framework that would take the Allied Powers through the war they were determined to win.

This book is a welcome addition to any library, whether its patrons are children or adults. Young readers will be able to use this book to fill in some gaps in what is present in their history textbooks, and older readers, like myself, may find that they never knew just how close Churchill and Roosevelt grew to be. Franklin and Winston is a perfect fit for many states’ social studies standards (in a number of grade levels), so it is also a good fit for classroom libraries. (I would even say that it would make an excellent Christmas gift for the history buff in your life!)

2nd Quarter Reading Challenge

The 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge began on Monday, October 28th. Once again, K5-2nd grade students are challenged to read 30 books (or more) this quarter. 3rd-5th grade students are challenged to read at least 500 pages!

Reading logs were placed in teachers' boxes and handed out to students. Additional reading logs can be found here. The Reading Challenge logs for the 2nd quarter will be due to Ms. Knight on Tuesday, January 21st.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • December 20 - Spirit Day; Last day before Winter Break
  • January 6 - 1st day back from break
  • January 10 - Spirit Day
  • January 13 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • January 14 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
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