Library Announcements

Mock Newbery Club Skypes with Author

posted Nov 28, 2017, 7:34 AM by Krystina Kelley

Belle Valleys' newest club, the Mock Newbery club, had their first meeting in November. Lauren Snyder, author of Orphan Island and many other books, welcomed the students by hosting a video conference with all 20 members. 

The club meets monthly to discuss contenders for the 2018 Newbery Award. To see a full list of titles the club is considering, click here: 2018 Mock Newbery Collection. 

Celebrating the solar eclipse at Belle Valley!

posted Aug 23, 2017, 6:50 AM by Krystina Kelley

Happy eclipse day! Check out our books about the moon, the sun, and all the planets in our solar system in the non-fiction section! 

Spring Story Smackdown!

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:29 AM by Krystina Kelley

    This year's winner of the Spring Story Smackdown is "A Unicorn Named Sparkle" by Amy Young!
    Each spring, students host a book tournament by voting between two books. Each winning book, moves onto another round (much like the NCAA basketball tournament). In our final round, the winning book beat out "Penguin Problems" by Jory John by only 13 votes! 
    All books in the smackdown are new to the library this year and many go on to be Monarch books in coming years. 

New York Times Best Selling Author to Visit Belle Valley!

posted Feb 8, 2017, 6:40 AM by Krystina Kelley   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 6:44 AM ]

Thursday, February 16th
Belle Valley Cafeteria

All Belle Valley students will have the chance to meet the New York Times Bestselling Author,      Aaron Reynolds, at school on February 16th and 17th. He is the hilarious author of Nerdy Birdy, Here Comes the Destructosaurus!, Carnivores, and the Caldecott Honor Winning book Creepy Carrots! Mr. Reynolds is a “Air Force kid” and graduated from O'Fallon High School when his dad was stationed at Scott Air Force Base.  Students and parents are invited to meet Mr. Reynolds on Thursday, February 16th for a fun and exciting event that includes a book signing!

Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

Upcoming Event: Harry Potter Book Night!

posted Jan 6, 2017, 11:23 AM by Krystina Kelley

Harry Potter Book Night is coming to Belle Valley Thursday, February 4th!. Fifth through eighth grade students are invited to join us in celebrating with the professors of Hogwarts. There will be games, wand making, a photo booth and PRIZES! See you there! 

Thank you!

posted Nov 10, 2016, 12:54 PM by Krystina Kelley   [ updated Nov 10, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

Thank you to everyone who helped make this fall's book fair a success! Students helped set up and take down tables. Parents worked the cash register. And teacher and administrators helped students find and pay for books. 

We were able to add over $200 in books to our library! We were also able to use additional money to help fund an upcoming author visit in February. 

Thank you, everyone! 

Clifford's Slumber Party!

posted Sep 14, 2016, 12:16 PM by Krystina Kelley

Clifford had a slumber party in the library and invited all his friends! Kindergartners brought their stuffed animals to the library and left to spend the night with their favorite big red dog. 

To see more pictures, click here! 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

posted Aug 30, 2016, 6:08 AM by Krystina Kelley

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

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