Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of April 18, 2016

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Save the dates!

Several events are on the horizon! Mark your calendars now, and more information will be provided in future newsletters and on the library blog.

  • Monday, April 25 - Makerspace Monday
  • Monday, May 2 - Makerspace Monday
  • Wednesday, May 4 - STAR WARS DAY
  • Saturday, May 7 - Free Comic Book Day
  • Monday, May 9 - Makerspace Monday
  • Friday, May 20 - All library books due
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The 4th Quarter Reading Challenge is on!

All Fork Shoals students have received their reading logs for the 4th quarter. Students should read as many pages as possible between now and May 20th. Reading logs MUST be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 25th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.

List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. Add your total number of pages read during the 4th quarter. Please print clearly and total your pages at the end. If you need extra reading logs, click here.
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Book of the Week: Gaby, Lost and Found

The past few months have not been easy for Gaby Ramirez Howard. Her mother has been deported to Honduras, her distant father has moved into the house and often forgets to pay bills or go grocery shopping, and mean girls at school ridicule her because of her mom’s situation. Gaby just wants her mom to return and for things to go back to normal. She’s tired of going hungry and worrying about the future. Gaby waits for the day her mom will come back and they can be happy again, but the wait is getting to her.

Gaby’s life is not all bad, though. She has loyal friends, and she’s excited about her sixth grade class’ new service project–volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter.

Gaby loves her work at the animal shelter. She dotes on the sweet kittens, plays with the dogs, and writes profiles of the animals to convince people to adopt these lovable pets. Her profiles, paired with pictures of the animals, are posted around the community, and Gaby is thrilled that people are reading them and coming into the shelter to give the animals forever homes.

There’s one cat at the shelter who Gaby would love to have for her own. The cat, Feather, was abandoned by her previous owners, and Gaby feels a certain kinship with the little cat. She knows what it’s like to be left alone and wondering if she’ll ever feel truly safe and loved again. If only Gaby could adopt Feather and give her the home that she deserves…

As the days pass, worries about Feather’s future and her mom’s return plague Gaby. Her worries are affecting her friendships, her work at the shelter, and Gaby is doing things that she knows she shouldn’t. And when she receives news that derails all of her thoughts of a happy family, Gaby doesn’t know what to do. She feels so lost…

But maybe, just maybe, there’s hope for Gaby. Maybe she and Feather can somehow find forever homes of their very own…

Knight Reader Junior

Explore books for the elementary school crowd!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • April 20 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • April 22 & 25 - Snow makeup days - School IS in session!
  • April 26-28 - SC Ready testing (3rd-5th grades)
  • April 27 - Bellacino's Night
  • April 29 - Spirit Day; Fresh Fruit Friday; Progress reports; Spring Spectacular, 4-8pm
  • April 30 - Antique Tractor and Talent Show, 10am

Spring Spectacular

Please be sure to sign up to help with our Spring Spectacular on Friday, April 29th, on Sign Up Genius. Remember to send in the donations by grade level: mini marshmallows, Barbasol shaving cream, individually wrapped candy, or 2 Liter sodas. Keep selling the Funraiser tickets! Contact PTA at for additional information.

Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive during the Spring Spectacular from 4:00-8:00 PM. Each donor will receive a t-shirt and a $10 Wal-Mart gift card.

Car Tags

Please remember to keep your numbered car tags at the end of the school year. Students will keep the same number each year. You may purchase additional tags for $1.00.