Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of May 13th

The Book Fair is here!

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and Summer Reading Kickoff to experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there!

Book Fair Dates: May 13th-17th

Shopping Hours:

  • Monday, May 13th – 8am-5:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 14th-Thursday, May 16th – 8am-3pm
  • Friday, May 17th – 8-11am

If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week (or just want to keep shopping), be sure to visit the Book Fair online at The online Book Fair is available for an extended time from May 5th-20th.

  • Find an expanded selection of books for the whole family—preschool to adults.
  • Share your Book Fair with family and friends by sending wish lists or eCards.
  • All orders ship to school for FREE and each purchase benefits our school.

*Note: We accept cash, checks, and all major credit/debit cards. Checks must be made payable to Fork Shoals School. 6% sales tax will be added to all purchases.
We will not accept any returns or exchanges. All sales are final.

**Another note: All students will receive summer reading information when their classes visit the Book Fair.**

Book of the Week: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The kingdom of Carthya is on the verge of war. The king, queen, and crown prince have all been murdered, and one man, Conner, has a plan to place a “false prince” on the throne–a boy who will take the place of Prince Jaron, the long-lost second son of the king and queen. He just needs to find the right boy. He searches local orphanages, and four boys are initially chosen to vie for the title of future king. One of those boys is Sage. From the beginning, Sage is hard to control. He wants nothing to do with Conner’s plan…until he realizes that failure means certain death.

It’s not always easy for sage to toe the line with Conner. He gets into considerable trouble and is punished severely. Eventually, though, Sage does what he must to convince Conner that he is the boy who should be prince, but he wonders what Conner isn’t telling him and the other boys. Why is he so sure that Prince Jaron is dead when his body was never found? What does Conner have to gain by placing an imposter on the throne? What will really happen to the boys who are not chosen for this role? Yes, Conner definitely has his secrets–some of them deadly–but he’s not the only one who’s keeping secrets. Sage knows that someone else has secrets that could turn Conner’s many plans into nothing but ash…

As Sage attempts to learn all he can to pass for the missing prince, he’s also on a quest to discover just what is going on around him. Is there anyone he can truly trust? And how will Conner, the other boys, and those he’s grown close to react when Sage’s many secrets are revealed? How will the revelation impact Conner’s plans for the throne? Discover the truth when you read The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen!

The end of the year is near!

The last day for library book checkout is this Friday, May 17th. All library books MUST be turned in by Monday, May 20th. Thank you for helping us with this so that we can keep an accurate inventory of library books!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • May 13-17 - Book Fair
  • May 13 - SIC meeting @ 7:30am; PTA meeting & Spring Concert @ 6pm
  • May 14-21 - Field days (See teacher newsletters for your child's day.)
  • May 17 - Last day for library book checkout
  • May 20 - All library books are due!
  • May 27 - Memorial Day - No school!
  • May 30 - 5th grade Exhibition
  • May 31 - Kindergarten Graduation; Spirit Day

Attendance Incentive

Remember to find out from your teacher what attendance incentive you earned last week! Will you be wearing pajamas, a hat, a team shirt, or sunglasses this week?

Spring Concert & PTA Meeting

Join us for our last PTA meeting of the year and be entertained by our 4th and 5th grade Honors Chorus on Monday, May 13, at 6:00 PM. Next year’s PTA Board and budget will be voted on, School Improvement Council nominations made, and the Volunteer of the Year will be recognized. Please join us for this last meeting to both celebrate and prepare for a new year.

The Book Fair will be open until 5:30 this evening, so make plans to come early!

2013-2014 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees
Fifth graders who want a head start on reading next year's Junior Book Award nominees should check out the booklist on the library blog!