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Photos from Peaks Mill Elementary's post 04/12/2023
Photos from Hearn Elementary School Library's post 04/12/2023

Congratulations! Hearn for having the most minutes read/recorded in Beanstack for November.
BPE had the second most recorded minutes, and PME came in third for the month.
Keep reading FCS!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 27/11/2023

ELV teachers stop for some snuggles with Opie!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 15/11/2023

Meet Opie - the newest member of the team at ELV!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 10/11/2023

Celebrating Veterans Day at ELV!


Thank you so much to all of the families that participated in this year's pumpkin decorating contest. We had so many amazing entries! Congratulations to these students and their families for winning first or second place in their category. I look forward to the creativity and continued excitement next year.

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 31/10/2023

ELV Pumpkin Contest Winners!!


Come to the EMS Library for a spooky way to select your next book!


Participate in the Pumpkin Lighting Display and Contest at the Downtown Frankfort, Inc. Thriller Trick or Treat/Parade Presented by Expree Credit Union on October 28th.
🎃How to Participate: Pick Up your free pumpkin at the Paul Sawyier Public Library between October 18th-25th, Carve/Decorate it and then drop it off at the Thriller Trick or Treat event (October 28th) at the Paul Sawyier Library Booth on Broadway Street at 5:30PM. Let's light up the night with Jack-o'-lanterns in downtown!


Staff Picks! We love reading these books with kids! Here are three wonderful books about fall, and three "spooky" books for Halloween. Check one out or ask at the Youth Services Desk for more recommendations!

Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann
Gus doesn't feel like doing much after his dog Ella dies. He doesn't really even feel like dressing up for Halloween. But when Gus runs into a bunch of rowdy skeletons, it's Ella--his very own Bone dog--who comes to his aid, and together they put those skeletons in their place. A book about friendship, loss, and a delightfully spooky Halloween.
Book: https://bit.ly/psplBoneDog

Scaredy Cat Splat by Rob Scotton
It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class.
Book: https://bit.ly/psplScaredyCatSplat
Eaudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/audiobook/scaredy-cat,-splat-rob-scotton/11588254

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
In this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.
Book: https://bit.ly/psplCreepyCarrots
Eaudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/audiobook/creepy-carrots-aaron-reynolds/11200579
Animated video: https://www.hoopladigital.com/movie/creepy-carrots-james-naughton/11597839

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Ride the wind and drift east with Leaf Man in this autumnal classic by Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert, perfect for young readers. This playful and whimsical book celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.
Book: https://bit.ly/psplLeafMan

Amara’s Farm by Janay Brown-Wood
Mara searches for pumpkins on her farm in this vibrant exploration of gardening and healthy eating.
Book: https://bit.ly/psplAmarasFarm
Read-along Ebook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/ebook/amaras-farm-janay-brown-wood/15986854

The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade
Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the tree have worries. Can Lance conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over?
Book: https://bit.ly/psplTheVeryLastLeaf

Photos from Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services's post 20/10/2023

Congratulations to Mrs. Harville's class for having the most Beanstack reading minutes in September. There is still time to win the trophy for the month of OCT.

Keep Reading Tigers!


Readers are leaders! Take a look at our September Leaders in Beanstack minutes. Keep Reading FCS!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 13/10/2023

ELV students studied the author and illustrator Eric Carle! They worked with partners or in small groups to re-tell "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Students also created artwork using Eric Carle's collage technique!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 24/09/2023

Thank you to Paul Sawyier Public Library for hosting Peaks Mill's first Super Sibling Night. Patriots, younger siblings and parents listened to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, discussed ways to read and share with little guys, and completed a craft. We look forward to our next night in January!!


ELV is celebrating Dot Day! Check out the beautiful artwork by our kindergarten students!


Elkhorn Middle School celebrating Dot Day! Dot Day comes from the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds and encourages every person to make their own mark in the world.


Calling all K-8 students!

Are you ready to read your way to success?

We're challenging you to read and record your minutes in Beanstack to earn badges, represent your school, and help your school win district bragging rights!

* Top Readers will be FCS leaders and celebrated each month.
* The more you read, the more badges you earn, and the closer your school gets to winning the district challenge.
* Not only that, but you'll also be improving your literacy skills, increasing your vocabulary, and bettering your comprehension.

So what are you waiting for? Start reading today!

What is Beanstack?

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Our Hornets are ROCKING it these first 4 days back! We know your students are reading at home, so be sure to show off their hard work by logging it into Beanstack! Plus, the class with the highest amount of minutes logged at the end of each 9 weeks will earn a special treat!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 30/05/2023

FCS librarians spending time together with our PSPL friends this morning at the PSPL School Librarian Social! It was a fabulous time! We love our public library! ❤️❤️❤️

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 05/05/2023

The library is about much more than finding books to read. It's also a place to create and collaborate! Third grade students read "Boxitects" & then became a boxitect by creating games out of boxes. Videos of their awesome creations in the comments!


Third grade students got to explore with different robots including Sphero and Cubelets. Videos in the comments to show all of the cool things they learned how to do!

Photos from Franklin County High School (Frankfort, Kentucky)'s post 27/04/2023

FCHS students enjoying their Murder Mystery Dinner to celebrate reading Murder for the Modern Girl by Kendall Kulper!


Are you looking for great books to read this summer? Why not grab some Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees? Mrs. White is catching up on past years' books and here are some of her favorites so far! To find the lists go to kasl.us/bluegrass-award/kba-nominee-lists

Happy reading!


Book Fair is going on now at ELV! APRIL 17th - 28th!!


On National School Librarian Day, we celebrate the invaluable role of librarians in fostering a love of reading and creating inclusive and welcoming spaces for all students. Through their dedication and expertise, school librarians inspire young minds to explore new worlds, spark curiosity, and develop a lifelong passion for learning. Let us honor and appreciate our school librarians, who play an essential role in shaping the future of our students and communities.

Franklin County Schools

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 31/03/2023

FCHS students are spending free time in the library painting 4 x 4 mini canvases for a mural that is part of a project by the Girls Who Code team to help Stamp Out Stigma pertaining to mental health disorders in teens. The theme of the mural is “anxiety” and students are encouraged to creatively represent their experiences with anxiety on the canvases.

Franklin County Schools

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 30/03/2023

Today during Den over 50 students attended the KBA Voting Party in the Western Hills High School library. These students had each checked out at least one of the ten books nominated for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award (KBA) for grades 9-12. Attendees were treated to pizza, cookies, and drinks. Library Media Specialist Rhonda Bell encouraged everyone to vote for his/her/their favorite book. Mora Rehm, Youth Services Specialist from Paul Sawyier Public Library, handed out bookmarks and told attendees about Teen Events planned at PSPL for April. Thanks to everyone who attended!!! Special thanks to counselor Lori Vanover and attendance secretary Haleigh Miller for their assistance with Book Club all year.


Thank you ELV and Mrs. Emily Siemens for sending my library aides these adorable thank you cards! They loved reading to the littles! ❤️


Staff and students at ELV are so excited about the new Book Vending Machine!

Photos from Hearn Elementary School's post 13/03/2023

With these traps, the leprechaun doesn't stand a chance!

Photos from FCS Libraries's post 12/03/2023

Poor Mrs. House. The readers at Peaks Mill beat their February Beanstack goal and she had a day of "no walking." But being the good sport that she is, she found lots of creative ways to get around the school! Keep reading, Patriots!!

Photos from Hearn Elementary School's post 10/03/2023
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Our Hornets are ROCKING it these first 4 days back! We know your students are reading at home, so be sure to show off th...