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We've just completed our two weeks 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 1,200 students have already signed up! Great work everyone!
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Fairfield

School Registered
Adams 6
Arthur Ashe 6
Harvie 7
Highland Springs 11
Ratcliffe 2

Gayton

School Registered
Carver 7
Gayton 50
Pinchbeck 29
Short Pump 41

Glen Allen

School Registered
Echo Lake 32
Glen Allen 55
Greenwood 22
Longan 9

Libbie Mill

School Registered
Crestview 36
Dumbarton 12
Holladay 9
Johnson 10
Lakeside 16
Trevvett 23

North Park

School Registered
Chamberlayne 10
Glen Lea  
Laburnum
Longdale 7

Sandston

School Registered
Donahoe 12
Fair Oaks  
Sandston 6
Seven Pines 21

Tuckahoe

School Registered
Davis 33
Maybeury 66
Pemberton 13
Ridge 10
Skipwith 11
Three Chopt 10
Tuckahoe 35

Twin Hickory

School Registered
Colonial Trail 105
Kaechele 97
Nuckols Farm 56
River's Edge 77
Shady Grove 93
Springfield Park 34
Twin Hickory 96

Varina

School Registered
Baker 2
Mehfoud 15
Montrose
Varina 11
Ward 7

 

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2018 Elementary Trophy Challenge

The annual Elementary School Trophy Challenge is back!

What is the Trophy Challenge?

It is a contest between all Henrico County Public School 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.

Check back often to see how your school is doing!

Registration updates will take place on June 15 and June 29.
Progress updates will take place weekly, every Friday between July 6 and August 24.
The final announcement of the Trophy Challenge winners will take place on Tuesday September 4!

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Earlier this morning, the American Library Association released its list of Youth Media Award winners! 

Here are some of the more popular awards for children: 

John Newbery Medal

The most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Hello, Universe written by Erin Entrada Kelly

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Another year has come and gone. Our staff has been thinking back on all of the incredible books that came out in 2017. Here is a sampling of the books that we loved this year.

Favorite Staff Picks:

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Windows by Julia Denos (Illus. by E.B. Goodale)
Find this book at your library

Picture Book. This quietly lovely book follows a little boy who could easily be a slightly older Peter from The Snowy Day as he walks his dog through the neighborhood at twilight.  (Preschool - Early Elementary)

Recommended by: 
Pam, Collection Management Librarian
Barbara, Libbie Mill Library
Amy, Tuckahoe Library
Hayley, Twin Hickory Library

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b2ap3_thumbnail_src-trophy.pngIt's time to announce the winners of this year's Elementary School Trophy Challenge

Congratulations to these schools!

Fairfield

Gayton

Glen Allen

Harvie Gayton Glen Allen

Libbie Mill

North Park

Sandston

Crestview Laburnum Seven Pines

Tuckahoe

Twin Hickory

Varina

Davis Kaechele Mehfoud

The complete standings can be seen here.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you read some great books, enjoyed a few library programs and had a great summer. Good luck during with school this year!