Welcome to the Franklin County High School Library! We hope the library is a place for you to come and study, read, and find information. We offer approximately 17,000 books for students and teachers to check out. We also house magazines, newspapers, and media resources. The FCHS Library sponsors the Eliot Rosewater books and the Book Club. Please stop by and check out our selections!
Free Audio Books
If you love stories but are not into sitting down and reading, audiobooks may be the thing for you! Each summer, SYNC provides free audiobook downloads. Starting May 30, a young adult audiobook and a classic audiobook will be offered each week. You must download the titles during the week they are available, but once they’re downloaded you may keep them forever. You can sign up to receive text or email alerts when the new books become available. The SYNC website can be found here.
Books and Cookies – April
The book of the month is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by author Beth Hoffman. Join us on Thursday, May 2nd after school for cookies and a discussion over the book in the FCHS Library. Twelve-year-old CeeCee is in trouble. For years, she’s taken care of her mother, Camille, the town’s tiara-wearing, lipstick-smeared laughingstock, a woman who is trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. When tragedy strikes, Tootie Caldwell, CeeCee’s long-lost great-aunt, comes to the rescue and whisks her away to Savannah. There, CeeCee is catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity — one that appears to be run entirely by strong, wacky women. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt charts the journey of an unforgettable girl who loses one mother, but finds many others in the storybook city of Savannah.
Hot Reads for Cold Nights Contest
Last year, the reading contests were so extremely popular, we are giving away ANOTHER free Kindle Fire HD! This month we are having a Hot Reads for Cold Nights Read-a-thon. You will have to sign up in the library for FREE! When you sign up, you will recieve a reading card, and your teachers will sign-off on this card for every ten minutes that you read. The more you read, the more chances you have to win the Kindle Fire HD! The student who reads the most hours also receives a free book of their choice. Happy reading, FCHS!
Winner of the Feast
For the whole month of November, students participated in the Feast on Books contest. Students read 221 hours this month at school for the competition. On December 2nd, 2012, it was announced during morning announcements that Kristen Taylor had her name chosen from the pool of 78 participants. Kristen received a brand new Kindle Fire HD! The top reader of the month was Sierra Smith Ashley Webber! They accumulated 23 hours each of reading time! They will receive one book of their choice.
Feast on Books!
Last month, the Teen Read Month was such a hit, we are giving away ANOTHER free Kindle Fire HD! This month we are having a Feast on Books Read-a-thon. Just like last month, you will have to sign up in the library, but this month, entry is absolutely, completely, 100%, can’t-find-a-better-deal FREE!!!! The more you read, the more chances you have to win!
WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!
For the whole month of October, students participated in the Teen Read Month competition. Students read 199 hours this month at school for the competition. On November 1st, 2012, it was announced during morning announcements that Ainsley Fields had her name chosen from the pool of 59 participants. Ainsley received a brand new Kindle Fire HD! The top reader of the month was Sierra Smith! Alone, she accumulated 18 hours of reading time! Way to go, Sierra! She will receive one book of her choice.
Teen Read Week Kickoff
Last week, the Library kicked off their month long reading promotion with an event filled with fun and games. Here is a collection of photos from the event as well as the teens reading their way to a chance to win that new Kindle Fire! Happy Reading FCHS!
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