Library Announcements

April is National Poetry Month!

posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:56 AM by Krystina Kelley

Students in Kindergarten--8th grade celebrated National Poetry Month by reading Firefly July: A Year of vEry Short Poems and participating in a poetry walk near the school's outside concession stand. 

Before the walk, 5th--8th grade students practiced reading poetry out lous and selected their favorite to read to younger students. On April 21, K-4 students walked through 20 poetry stations, listening and reacting to poetry selected for them. The weather cooperated beautifully and students were able to enjoy nature and poetry at the same time! 


Congratulations to Pumpkin Contest Winners!

posted Nov 4, 2015, 8:24 AM by Krystina Kelley   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 8:27 AM ]

Congratulations to everyone who entered our pumpkin decorating contest! Here are the winners! 

To see all the pumpkins click on the picture!


1ST PLACE: Brycen Brown – Tin Man

2ND PLACE: Marvelous White – Cookie Monster

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Olivia Kraus – Olivia & Vanessa Stacy--Olaf


1ST PLACE: Riaynn Pellman—Rainbow Fish

2ND PLACE: Lauren Knox – Bad Kitty

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Nalani Joseph – Dog in Charge & Jelila Blue – Lady and the Tramp


1ST PLACE: Aspen Royer—Gingerbread Girl

2ND PLACE: Cayden Brown—Captain America

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Madison Harmon—Alice the Fairy & Damoni Douglas—Life in the Gumball Machine

Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest is back!

posted Oct 5, 2015, 11:57 AM by Krystina Kelley

What book will your pumpkin look like?

Celebrate your love of books this fall by decorating a pumpkin for the Belle Valley Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Pumpkins may be decorated in any way that  represents a book or book character. 

  • One entry per student.
  • Pumpkin cannot be carved. You may use any other materials to decorate them with, but you may not carve them!
  • Pumpkin must represent a book or book character!
  • All entries are to be brought to the library. Entry forms will need to be filled out when they are brought in.
  • Entries may be brought to the library between Oct. 13th and 16th. Judging will take place the following week.
  • Entries should be picked up October 26 or 27th.

Clifford's Slumber Party

posted Sep 29, 2015, 7:41 AM by Krystina Kelley

Clifford had a slumber party and invited all the kindergartners' stuffed animals to spend the night in the library. They played games, had snacks, and Clifford read them a bedtime story. 

What a fun time! 

Help us Save the Big Cats!

posted Sep 14, 2015, 11:40 AM by Krystina Kelley   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 11:41 AM ]

Inspired by Alan Rabinowitz's book, A Boy and a Jaguar, the library will be collecting loose change to send to Dr. Rabinowitz’s wild cat conservation program, Panthera. Children will use their change to “vote” for their favorite cat—lion, tiger, snow leopard or jaguar.

 For more information about Panthera and wild cat conservation, go to




Welcome, Mrs. George

posted Aug 19, 2015, 11:26 AM by Krystina Kelley   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 11:36 AM ]

The Belle Valley library is pleased to have Mrs. George join our team! She has a love for reading and looking forward to sharing new books and old favorites with our students.

If you see Mrs. George in the library, be sure to stop and say "Hi!"

Tim Green visit a success!

posted Feb 3, 2015, 12:06 PM by Krystina Kelley   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 12:07 PM ]

Students and teachers learned about the value of reading and working hard from author and former NFL player, Tim Green. After Mrs. Green's motivational presentation, he came to the library to sign book and talk with students. This selfie was captured just before Mr. Green left the building! 

Look for opportunities to win Tim Green's newest book in March! 

Author and NFL Star to Visit Belle Valley

posted Jan 8, 2015, 7:13 AM by Krystina Kelley


Former Atlanta Falcons star and author, Tim Green will visit Belle Valley on January 21. While Tim played in the NFL, he also studies law and began his writing career. After penning more than one dozen books for adults, Tim began writing novels for young people set in the world of sports.

Tim's presentation will be followed by a book signing in the library. Paperbacks are available for purchase in the library ($6) while supplies last! 

Wimpy Kid Visits Belle Valley

posted Nov 7, 2014, 1:16 PM by Krystina Kelley

Students at Belle Valley had a surprise visit from Greg Hefley, aka the Wimpy Kid. Greg was celebrating his new book, "The Long Haul." You never know who is going to show up at Belle Valley! 

Clifford's Slumber Party

posted Sep 18, 2014, 11:48 AM by Krystina Kelley

Kindergartners' stuffed animals had a slumber party with Clifford! The stuffed animals played hide and seek, ate snacks, watched a movie and even hear a story from Clifford. For more pictures, click here

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