Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of April 7, 2014

"Spring Training" begins this week!

This week, students and teachers at Fork Shoals begin "Spring Training" for summer reading! This last reading challenge of the school year is a class competition.

All students and teachers are urged to read as many pages as possible between April 7th and the week of May 12th-16th. Individual student page totals will be turned in to Ms. Knight, and the class--in each grade level--that reads the most pages will earn a special celebration in the library!

Spring Training reading logs will go home this week. If you need extras, click here.

Start training your brain for summer reading!

Drop Everything and Read!

This Saturday, April 12th, is National Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day! Celebrate this first day of spring break with a good book!

March of Dimes Reading Champions money due this week!

All students participating in the March of Dimes Reading Champions program need to mail in their collection envelopes (with money) this week. All money should be received by the March of Dimes by this Thursday, April 10th. Collection envelopes should be sent directly to the March of Dimes. No money is sent to the school.

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.

Thanks to all who participated in this wonderful program!

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!

Attention 5th grade! Here are next year's Junior Book Award nominees!

Get a jump on some of your middle school reading! The twenty books featured in the video below are next year's South Carolina Junior Book Award nominees! We have a few of these in the Fork Shoals Library, so come in and check one out today!
14-15 SCJBA Nominees

Book of the Week: No Sleep for the Sheep!

No Sleep for the Sheep!, written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic, was nominated for the 2013-14 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

No Sleep for the Sheep! is a funny picture book that young readers interested in farm life or animals will really enjoy. The pattern to the story is clear from the beginning, and this makes this book ideal for read-alouds. Children can get involved in the story. Even those who are learning to read will be able to follow along and predict where the story is going next.

All readers will be able to sympathize with the poor sheep in this book, but they’ll also enjoy predicting which animal will be the next to interrupt his sleep. (The illustrations definitely help with this part of the story.) Young readers will have a blast making all of the animal noises that wake the sheep as well!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • April is School Library Month!
  • April 8 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
  • April 11 - Spirit Day
  • April 14-18 - SPRING BREAK!
  • April 21 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • April 23 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • April 25 - Spirit Day

Lead 360 Challenge

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service is currently hosting a nationwide youth service initiative called Lead360 Challenge. Anyone under the age of 25 can go online to the Lead360 website and upload a description of their service work or project, which can be either individual or team-based service. The deadline to participate is Friday, April 25, at 11:59 PM. The three submissions that are selected as the most outstanding will be honored at the City Council meeting on May 12 with a reception immediately following, and later this summer they’ll be recognized during half time at a Greenville Drive game (and get free tickets!).