Friday the 13th

October is the perfect time to tell Spooky stories, especially a Friday the 13th in October. A great website to use is American Folklore by S.E Schlosser. A couple of my favorites on that site are Axe Murder Hollow and Bloody Mary Returns.

If you are curious about why we think of Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, Snopes has the history.

And if you want to find spooky stories to tell your friends, we have a variety of books in the library.


Book Fair and 4th Annual Edible Book Festival

Information about our 4th Annual Edible Book Festival with Contest Categories can be found here: Edible Book Festival

Our Book Fair Website is here: Book Fair

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Our Fall Book Fair will begin soon, and we would like to invite you to our Fall Book Fair Family Night to experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in our universal mission with the books fair: encouraging kids to read every day so that they can lead better lives! PBL JH parents, students, and staff will be able to participate once more in our 4th Annual Edible Books Festival.  Participants will create edible representations of a book to be entered to win one of the following categories: Most Appetizing, Funniest, Best Children’s Book, and Best 2018 Rebecca Caudill Nominee.  We would love to have you come out and help us grow our school’s love for reading.

Book Fair Dates/Hours: Monday, September 18th – Friday, September 22nd from 7:45 to 3:00 PM  in the library with an online 24/7 bookshop from Wednesday, September 13th to Tuesday, September 26th.

Family Night: Tuesday September 19th from 3:30 to 6:30 PM

Edible Books Festival: Entries will be taken 3:30 to 5:00 PM.  Voting will be from 5:00 – 5:30, and winners will be announced at 6:00 PM.


If you have questions about the Fall Book Fair, the Edible Books Festival, or you would like to volunteer to help with our Edible Book Festival please email librarian Ata Bird at



The Results are in…

The Junior High voted on the best Rebecca Caudill nominees this week, and it was a tight race. After every vote was tallied, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander took the lead and won the Reader’s Choice Award for our school with a total of 10 votes.

The runners up are listed below:

The War that Saved My Life: 8 votes

Echo: 4 votes

Fish in a Tree: 4 votes

Rhyme Schemer: 4 votes

How I Became a Ghost: 4 votes

Rain Reign: 3 votes

A Time to Dance: 3 votes

The Fourteenth Goldfish: 2 votes

The Great Trouble: 2 votes

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood and Co. Book 1): 1 vote

The Story of Owen: 1 vote

Paper Cowboy: 1 vote

Masterminds: 1 vote

Nightbird: 1 vote