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School has been out for a week and lots of kids have stopped by the library to register for Summer Reading. We want to give you a quick update on the Elementary School Trophy Challenge

Below are the number of students who have registered at each school. Beginning in two weeks, we will start to list the finishers and let you know which schools are leading. 

Over 2,000 students have already signed up! Great work everyone!
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Fairfield

School Registered
Adams 9
Arthur Ashe 4
Harvie 17
Highland Springs 7
Ratcliffe

Gayton

School Registered
Carver 25
Gayton 85
Pinchbeck 49
Short Pump 75

Glen Allen

School Registered
Echo Lake 67
Glen Allen 91
Greenwood 41
Longan 27

Libbie Mill

School Registered
Crestview 58
Dumbarton 16
Holladay 26
Johnson 21
Lakeside 28
Trevvett 34

North Park

School Registered
Chamberlayne 16
Glen Lea
Laburnum  
Longdale 13

Sandston

School Registered
Donahoe 16
Fair Oaks 5
Sandston 7
Seven Pines 23

Tuckahoe

School Registered
Davis 88
Maybeury 85
Pemberton 21
Ridge 20
Skipwith 24
Three Chopt 26
Tuckahoe 72

Twin Hickory

School Registered
Colonial Trail 127
Kaechele 105
Nuckols Farm 92
River's Edge 142
Shady Grove 143
Springfield Park 95
Twin Hickory 121

Varina

School Registered
Baker 10
Mehfoud 23
Montrose
Varina 16
Ward 15

 

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We've just completed our first week of Summer Reading Club and wanted to give you a quick update on the Elementary School Trophy Challenge! For the first couple of updates, we'll give you the number of students who have registered at each school. After that, we'll start listing the finishers and let you know which schools are leading. 

Over 500 students have already signed up! Great work everyone!
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Fairfield

School Registered
Adams 3
Arthur Ashe 1
Harvie 5
Highland Springs 1
Ratcliffe

Gayton

School Registered
Carver 2
Gayton 11
Pinchbeck 14
Short Pump 11

Glen Allen

School Registered
Echo Lake 7
Glen Allen 20
Greenwood 8
Longan 5

Libbie Mill

School Registered
Crestview 14
Dumbarton 5
Holladay 7
Johnson 5
Lakeside 9
Trevvett 8

North Park

School Registered
Chamberlayne 2
Glen Lea  
Laburnum  
Longdale 2

Sandston

School Registered
Donahoe 3
Fair Oaks 1
Sandston 2
Seven Pines 1

Tuckahoe

School Registered
Davis 17
Maybeury 29
Pemberton 5
Ridge 10
Skipwith 9
Three Chopt 11
Tuckahoe 23

Twin Hickory

School Registered
Colonial Trail 66
Kaechele 49
Nuckols Farm 18
River's Edge 45
Shady Grove 24
Springfield Park 37
Twin Hickory 31

Varina

School Registered
Baker 4
Mehfoud 9
Montrose  
Varina 3
Ward 4

 

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2017 Elementary School Trophy Challenge

The annual Elementary School Trophy Challenge is back!

What is the Trophy Challenge?

It is a contest between all Henrico County's Elementary schools. The schools with the highest percentage of students who meet the Summer Reading Club's reading goal get a big shiny trophy with a brass plate engraved with their school's name to display during the school year.

How does it work?

  1. Henrico County Public School elementary students sign up for the Summer Reading Club.
  2. They log the number of days they read throughout the summer.
  3. The school with the highest percentage of finishers (having read at least 20 days) will receive a trophy to keep on display for one year. 

We will track progress during the summer and share this with the club participants through email and other methods.  We hope that with this added incentive, we can encourage even more students to participate and finish the summer reading club, and experience the joy of reading as a lifelong pursuit. 

In addition to the trophies, each winning school will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card valued at $50 for the school library.

Schools By Library

Fairfield

Adams | Arthur Ashe | Harvie | Highland Springs | Ratcliffe

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The American Library Association has released its list of Youth Media Award winners! There are a lot of good books you may want to check out so we wanted to save you some time and provide links to some of those books in our catalog. We've also got a list of many of them in our eBook collection!

Hope you will enjoy reading these great titles! 

John Newbery Medal

The most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon written by Kelly Barnhill

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With 2016 drawing to a close, we asked our children's library staff to share their favorite books of the year. The response we got was phenomenal. Our library staff love to read nearly as much as they love helping families find the perfect book!

Sharing is also a favorite activity of ours, so here is every single title that made us do the happy dance this year, starting with the books that received multiple recommendations:

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Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Find this book at your library

Recommended by:
Chris, Mobile Library Service
Courtney, North Park Library

Picture Book. A family car trip takes a turn for the interesting in this gorgeous picture book. Perfect for every child who has asked "Are we there yet?" (Preschool-Grade 3)

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