Book Clubs


We are shifting some of our events to a virtual format and are adding some new virtual events while our library is closed.  See more event information here.

Book Clubs will begin meeting online in April.  If your child already attends book club, please check your email for details.  If your child would like to join us for the first time, please email Jennifer Perryman at jperryman@milanlibrary.org for more information.

Information about our library's temporary closure and additional resources are available on our website.  Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page.




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Children's book clubs are held monthly throughout the school year.

Registration: Please register here.



Book Buddies
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
monthly on Mondays
4:45 - 5:30 

You'll listen to and discuss a picture book or early reader and participate in activities and crafts related to the story.

Tuesday, September 17
Theme: Libraries

Monday, October 28
Theme: Halloween

Monday, November 11 rescheduled due to weather
Thursday, November 21
Theme: Thanksgiving

Monday, December 16
Theme: Christmas

Monday, January 20
Theme: Penguins

Monday, February 17
Theme: Bats

Monday, March 16
Canceled due to library's temporary closing

Monday, April 27 
Theme: Poetry
We will have a virtual meeting.  If your child already attends book club, please check your email for details.  If your child would like to join us for the first time, please email Jennifer Perryman at jperryman@milanlibrary.org for more information.

Wednesday, may 27
We will have a virtual meeting


Bookworms
2nd – 3rd grade

monthly on Mondays

4:45 - 5:45

You'll read a book each month before the program.  We'll discuss the book and participate in activities or crafts related to the story during the program.  Books will be available at the previous month's book club and at the circulation desk after that time.  Previous books have included My Father's Dragon, Magic Tree House books, Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures, The Chocolate Touch, biographies, and poetry.

Tuesday, September 24
Theme: Our favorite books

Come ready to discuss your favorite book or any book you've recently read.  We'll discuss the books and create a reading-themed project.

Monday, October 21
Book: Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery by David Adler

Monday, November 18
Book: The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney

Monday, December 9
Book: any book in Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series

Monday, January 13 rescheduled - January 27
Theme: Biographies
Read any biography this month. A biography is a book about a person's life.  Biographies are found in the E 920, E 921, J 920, and J 921 sections of our library  Please ask us if you'd like help finding one.

Monday, February 3
Book: any book in the Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald Sobol

Monday, March 2
Book: A Boy Called BAT by Elana Arnold

Monday, April 20 - Virtual Meeting - check your email for details
Theme: Poetry by Jack Prelutsky
Read any book of poetry by Jack Prelutsky.

Monday, May 18 - Virtual Meeting - check your email for details
Book: The Doughnut Whodunit (a Boxcar Children book) by Gertrude Warner 

You can read this ebook through MeL.

To read it in your internet browser: 
Click here to go to the book listing in EBSCO ebooks. Then click on EPUB full text in the left column to begin reading in your browser.

To check it out and download it to your computer or device:
Click here to go to EBSCO ebook collection. Then type in the search box: Doughnut Whodunit
You'll see a listing for the book and under it, click on Full Download. You will be prompted to create an account (FREE).  Then you will be able to download the book and read it as you would ebooks from Overdrive/Libby.


Chapter Chatters
3rd – 5th grade
monthly on Thursdays
4:45 - 5:45

You'll read a book each month before the program.  We'll discuss the book and participate in activities or crafts related to the story during the program.  Books will be available at the previous month's book club and at the circulation desk after that time. Previous books have included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Flora and Ulysses, Frindle, Salt Water Taffy, and poetry.

September 12
Theme: Our favorite books

Come ready to discuss your favorite book or any book you've recently read.  We'll discuss the books and create a reading-themed craft project.

October 10
Book:  Frindle by Andrew Clements

November 7
Book:  Extra Credit by Andrew Clements

December 5
Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

January 9
Book: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

February 6
Theme: Biographies
Read any biography this month. A biography is a book about a person's life.  Biographies are found in the J 920 (for groups of people) and J 921 (for individuals) sections of our library  Please ask us if you'd like help finding one.

March 5
Books: Salt Water Taffy Volume 1: The Legend of Old Salty and Volume 2: A Climb up Mt Barnabas by Matthew Loux

April 20 - Virtual Meeting - check your email for details
Books: Flora and Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo and any poetry

May 18 - Virtual Meeting
Book: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
You can read this ebook through MeL.

To read it in your internet browser:
Click here to to to the book listing in EBSCO ebooks. Then click on EPUB full text in the left column to begin reading.

To check it out and download it to your computer or device:
Click here to go to EBSCO ebook collection. Then type in the search box: Fairy-Tale Detectives.
You'll see a listing for the book and under it, click on Full Download. You will be prompted to create an account (FREE).  Then you will be able to download the book and read it as you would ebooks from Overdrive/Libby.