Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of October 20, 2014

Reading Warriors sheets are due!

Reading logs for the Reading Warriors program are due to Ms. Knight no later than Friday, October 24th! Late reading logs will not be accepted.

A representative from the Greenville Road Warriors will distribute free game tickets soon after reading logs have been collected and counted.

The 1st quarter reading challenge ends Thursday!

Have you been reading this quarter? Our 1st quarter reading challenge ends this Thursday, and all reading logs are due to Ms. Knight by Tuesday, October 28th!

Use this reading log to document books read. List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. An adult must sign by each book read. Add the total number of pages read during the 1st quarter.

Get ready for Halloween ComicFest!

If you'd like to get FREE comics and celebrate all the fun of Halloween, visit your local comic book store this Saturday, October 25th. Many stores will have costume contests, special guests, and much more!

The local stores participating in this year's Halloween ComicFest are:

For much more information on Halloween ComicFest, click here.

Hello Kitty Reading Day!

In addition to Halloween ComicFest, this Saturday is also Hello Kitty Reading Day! This day celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty, and you can celebrate at a couple of different locations close to Greenville.

These celebrations may include Hello Kitty trivia, craft projects, activity/coloring sheets, read-alongs, and even giveaways!

These locations are participating in Hello Kitty Reading Day. Make time to visit one on Saturday!

  • Books-a-Million, Anderson Mall (3131 N. Main St., Anderson 29621)
  • 2nd & Charles, Greenville (2465 Laurens Rd.)

Book of the Week: Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg, written by Lori Mortenson and illustrated by Michael Allen Austin, is a nominee for the 2014-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg is a perfect picture book for anyone who's ever tried to give a dog a bath...or anyone who has ever dreaded bathtime!

This colorfully illustrated rhyming book will charm young readers with its tale of a cowboy who finally gets his house clean when he realizes his dog is still dirty. But Dawg doesn't want to take a bath, and hilarity ensues when he escapes Cowpoke Clyde's attempts to get him clean! All the other farm animals get involved in the chaos before Clyde finally has enough.

Will Cowpoke Clyde finally find a way to get Dawg to take a bath? Readers will surely laugh at this story's conclusion, and it could just convince them to make bathtime for their pets a little more fun!

Are you reading the SC 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 in February!

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

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Dates to Remember:

  • October 22-24 - 2nd grade CogAT testing
  • October 24 - Boosterthon Fun Run
  • October 26-31 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 28-29 - 2nd grade ITBS testing
  • October 29-31 - Ms. Knight to EdTech Conference
  • October 30 - Report cards
  • October 31 - Spirit Day; Science Day