Welcome Back to School

Summer is over and I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you back to FCHS and the FCHS Library. The library is open daily from 7:45- 4:00. Please feel free to stay before or after school for study time. If I can be of any assistance, make sure to ask. That’s why I am here.

Welcome Back!      Mrs. Hawkins


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Author Bill Kenley coming to FCHS, March 22, 2017

Bill-Kenley-e1438697420980Brookville, Indiana – Bill Kenley will speak at Franklin County High School on March 22, 2017. The conversation with the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program, sponsored by Indiana Humanities with support from The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

“Twice voted the most influential and inspiring teacher in his high school, Bill Kenley knows what makes a young adult audience tick. Kenley’s debut novel, High School Runner (Freshman), is his fictional love letter to high-school cross-country. Kenley is an award-winning high school and college-level creative writing teacher, a three-time Boston marathoner with a 2:47 marathon personal best, and has a 50-miler under his belt.”

“Authors provide insight into a rainbow of different careers possible for students,” says FCHS student Jessica Walls. “Authors experience multiple supporting careers with the publishing of every book and application of many fields, such as marketing, business, and sales. When authors visit schools, they bring all of this information to students who may be still struggling to decide where they want to bring their lives. It makes the world a little more realistic for students. Also, authors give helpful tips and guides to hopeful future writers. To these students, this sort of exposure is like a day in an author’s life, and that is priceless.”

EVENT TITLE Bill Kenley Author Visit

When: March 22, 2017

Where: FCHS Library

Cost: Free and open to the public

Speaking to students at 2:30 and the public at 3:30



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It’s that time of the year!

Oh, it’s that time of the year! When everything is so hectic and I feel like you won’t be able to get everything done. But it’s also that time of the year when I really want to relax, visit good friends and just enjoy the snowy weather! Can you relate??

So this Christmas I wish you a relaxing, refreshing break from school and hope that you get to a chance to be with your family and friends and show them how much you care. Merry Christmas! Mrs. Hawkins


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Writer’s Workshop at FCHS!

To celebrate Teen Read Month, October, FCHS Library is hosting an Writer’s Workshop! On Wednesday, October 26th, Young Adult author Shannon Lee Alexander will be at Franklin County High School. During the day she will be presenting workshops to English classes. After school she will be presenting to any students or staff who would like to attend. Bring your manuscripts, questions, curiosity, and a friend!

Hardback books will also be available for purchase for $15.juliet

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Welcome Back to FCHS

The library would like to welcome you back to FCHS. I hope you had a great summer and read to “hit the books!” Stop by the library to say hi and find out more about how FCHS library can help you succeed this school year. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @fchslibrary! Welcome back!    Mrs. Hawkins



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April is National Library Month!

April is National Library Month! FCHS library has some events planned that might be of interest to you. On April 7th, author Shannon Lee Alexander  of Love and Other Unknown Vairables will be skyping with our students after school. If you are an aspiring author or just a reader, make sure to take the opportunity to ask questions with a real author!

Also, April 11-15 will be National Library Week. Listen to announcements for a chance to partake in some sweet fun! There will be contests every day!

Stop by the library soon!

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Spring is here!

I love all the seasons, but I especially love spring. I love the new green grass, trees that are budding and flowers! Something else I love about spring is that it is a start over. When spring is here, I am ready to clean out and begin again!

I also love to read new books! We just received 4 boxes of new books and are working on them so that you can check them out! Stop by soon and see what we have. I think you will enjoy them!


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Read the winter away!

Have you read any good books lately! I have just finished reading some good ones. Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young, Elena Vanishing by Elena Dunkle and I just started Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Click on these titles to learn more about these books!All of these books have been great but all of the totally different. But they do have one thing in common. They were all written for Young Adults- That’s YOU!

I have discovered a great way to record what I am reading and share with other friends is by sharing the books I have read, or want to read on Goodreads. I have just set up a book club for Franklin County Students. Check it out at Good Reads! I think you will enjoy it.

Happy Reading! Mrs. Hawkinsimages

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Pictures with Santa!

Stop by the library this Friday during lunch to have your picture taken with Santa! For only $1 you can have your picture taken with Santa and the elves! You will receive a 4*6″ print. This year you can also for free take your own picture at Santa’s Photo Booth. Enter our contest and win a prize!DSCN1374

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Author SA Bodeen comes to FCHS

On December 2nd, author SA Bodeen will be coming to FCHS to speak to the students of Franklin County High School. Watch for coming announcements and information on the event. Books are available for check out and will be available for purchase closer to the event.



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