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A Community Reading Celebration Throughout the Greater Franklin and Fulton County Area

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First Books Available

Posted by chbgreads on March 5, 2009 at 10:58 AM Comments comments (0)

John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry is a graphic novel for preteens and teens.  Copies in English and Spanish are now available through FCLS for $8.00 (including PA sales tax) each. 


A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David Adler is written for preschool through primary grades.  Copies are available for $3.00 each (including PA sales tax).


Abraham Lincoln (DK Biography) by Tanya Stone is a for preteens and teens, an excellent story of his life.  A limited number of copies are available for $4.00 each (including PA sales tax).


Please email [email protected] , subject "Books" to order you books today.  Adult titles are forthcoming on both John Brown and Abraham Lincoln.

Preparations Begin for the 2009 Celebration

Posted by chbgreads on January 29, 2009 at 9:38 AM Comments comments (0)

This week a committee of representatives from Franklin County Library System and Franklin County Historical Society began planning the 2009 community reading celebration, Franklin County Reads...Two Men Against Slavery, commemorating Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry.  By April featured books will be on sale at area libraries, and we hope to have a very special speaker for you in the fall. 
Please stay tuned to this website and blog for more information as plans unfold.  There will be reading materials for the whole family, as usual.

Enjoy the Success! Get Your Book Today!

Posted by chbgreads on October 27, 2008 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Purchase your Community Reading literature today.  Order forms may be printed from this site or picked up at any local public library.  We are currently restocking Shelley Gill's books and several other children's titles.  All teen and adult books on the list are currently available.

It is exciting to be part of a county-wide reading celebration!  More than 1400 people have already taken part in our programs.

New Project Resource

Posted by chbgreads on October 9, 2008 at 9:51 AM Comments comments (0)

St. Thomas Library just received a great new book, Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself.  The call number is J 919.8 Va.  If you are doing programs for children, you may want to take a look and the great ideas inside, like Northern Lights Picture, Ice Core Sample, Flying Snowy Owl, and the Inuit Game.  There are also great short informational chapters on polar topics.

Film Cancellation

Posted by chbgreads on September 2, 2008 at 10:33 AM Comments comments (0)
Please note that some brochures list a film Into the Wild for October 9.  This event has been canceled due to unavoidable circumstances.

Shelley Gill Visits Southcentral PA

Posted by chbgreads on July 31, 2008 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Shelley Gill, Alaskan children's author, will be in Chambersburg on Friday, October 17.  She is looking for other bookings at schools or libraries in southcentral Pennsylvania surrounding that date.  If you know any organization that may want her to speak while she is in the area, please email [email protected], Subject: "Author Appearances".  Thank you.

Preschool / Primary Art Activities

Posted by chbgreads on July 10, 2008 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

If you are a preschool or primary teacher, librarian, or child care provider the committee will have a selection of related craft activities available for fall.  Please check the "Wilderness Log" for more information on where to pick up a booklet of those ideas.

Thanks to Family Literacy and the Scouts for developing and collecting 

the children's craft ideas. 

Bernice's Children's Favorites for 2008 Reads Program

Posted by chbgreads on July 9, 2008 at 8:48 AM Comments comments (0)

Akiak by Robert Blake

Alaska and Sitka Rose by Shelley Gill

Big-Enough Anna by Pam Flowers

Dogs of the Iditarod by Jeff Schultz

The Good Dog by Avi

The Great Serum Race by Debbie Miller

Honey Paw and Lightfoot by Jonathan London

Howling Hill by Will Hobbs

The Long Trail by Deborah Hopkinson

Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears by Susan Ewing

Marven of the Great North Woods by Kathryn Lasky

Moose Pond and Wild Tracks by Jim Arnosky

Once a Wolf by Stephen Swinburne

Raven and River by Nancy White Carlstrom

Salmon Summer by Bruce McMillan

Searching for Grizzlies by Ron Hirschi

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Yukon River by Peter Lourie



Bernice's Teen Favorites for the 2008 Reads Program

Posted by chbgreads on July 9, 2008 at 8:29 AM Comments comments (0)

Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O'Dell

Far North and Jason's Gold by Will Hobbs

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Snow Dog by Jim Kjelgaard 

Bernice's Adult Favorites for the 2008 Reads Program

Posted by chbgreads on July 9, 2008 at 8:24 AM Comments comments (0)

Arctic Dance by Charles Craighead

Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Christian series by Tracie Peterson and Bonnie Leon

Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman

No End in Sight by Rachel Scdoris

Running With Champions by Lisa Frederic

The White Cascade by Gary Krist

Winterdance by Gary Paulsen



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