Book Clubs


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

Please register here or at the circulation desk at the library.


Book Buddies
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Monthly on Thursdays, 4:45 - 5:30 and 6:45 - 7:30
The afternoon sessions will be identical to the evening sessions.  You may choose the time that works best for your schedule.

You'll hear a book and participate in activities and crafts related to the story.

Tuesday, September 27 at 6:45
Thursday, September 29 at 4:45
You'll hear A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker and create pins and/or magnets with reading-themes or your own designs.

Tuesday, October 18 at 6:45
Thursday, October 20 at 4:45
You'll hear Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski and create your own clucking chicken craft.

Tuesday, November 15 at 6:45
Thursday, November 10 at 4:45
You'll hear a Thanksgiving-themed book (Balloons Over Broadway) and create a Thanksgiving wreath.

Tuesday, December 20 at 6:45
Thursday, December 15 at 4:45
You'll hear a book about gingerbread people (Gingerbread Man Loose at School) and create a gingerbread-themed craft.

Tuesday, January 24 at 6:45
Thursday, January 26 at 4:45
You'll hear a book about names (My Name is Sangoel) and create a craft about your name.

Thursday, February 16 at 6:45 P.M.
Thursday, February 23 at 4:45 P.M.
You'll hear a book about snowmen (Snowmen at Night or Snowmen at Work) and create a craft snowman.

Thursday, March 30 at 4:45 and 6:45 P.M.
You'll hear a book about Pete the Cat and participate in Pete the Cat-themed activities.

Thursday, May 4 at 4:45 and 6:45 P.M.
You'll hear this year's Money Smart Week book, A Dollar for Penny, and Curious George Saves His Pennies and create a related project.  Everyone who attends will receive a free copy of A Dollar for Penny, donated by Michigan Credit Unions.

Thursday, June 1 at 4:45 and 6:45 P.M.


Bookworms
2nd – 3rd grade

monthly, 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.

Tuesday, September 27 at 4:45 P.M.
Theme:  Our favorite books

You'll discuss your favorite book (or any book you've read recently) and create personalized bookmarks.  If you have the book, please bring it with you.  If not, just be ready to talk about it. We will also have snacks.

Thursday, October 27 at 4:45 P.M.
Book:  My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Ask for a copy at the circulation desk and read it before the program.  There are three books included in Three Tales of My Father's Dragon. We are only discussing the first one: My Father's Dragon.

Thursday, November 17 at 4:45 P.M.
Book: Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery  by David Adler

Ask for a copy at the circulation desk and read it before the program.  We'll discuss the book and solve our own mystery during the program. 

Tuesday, December 13 at 4:45 P.M.
Theme: Biographies

Read any biography before the program.  Biographies are located in the following nonfiction sections of our library: E 920, E 921, J 920, J 921.  If you'd like recommendations or help finding a book, please ask us.  During the program, you'll discuss the person or people you read about and create your own biographical project.

Tuesday, January 17 at 4:45 P.M.
Book: Dolphins at Daybreak (a Magic Tree House book) by Mary Pope Osborne
and any nonfiction book about dolphins, sharks, oceans, or any ocean animals

Read Dolphins at Daybreak and any nonfiction book about dolphins, sharks, oceans, or ocean animals before the program.  Some nonfiction book choices are available at the circulation desk.  If you'd like help finding another book, please let us know. During the program, we'll discuss Dolphins at Daybreak and the real life animals and environments featured in the book and create a related project.

Tuesday, February 14 at 4:45 P.M. Rescheduled for February 21
Book: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (book 1 in the Tales of Deckawoo Drive series) by Kate DiCamillo

Read or listen to Leroy Ninker Saddles Up before the program.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  We have copies of the book and the audiobook.  During the program, we'll discuss the book and create a related project.

Tuesday, March 14 at 4:45 P.M.
Book:  Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series

Read or listen to any book in Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series before the program.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk. During the program, we'll discuss the books and create a related project.

Monday, April 10 at 4:45 (Note date change.)
Theme: Poetry

Read or listen to any book of poetry before the program.  You do not have to read the entire book; read as many poems as you'd like.  During the program, you'll share some of your favorite poems from the book you read and write your own poetry.

Monday, May 15 at 4:45 (Note date change.)
Book: The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
Read or listen to The Great Pet Escape before the program.  See more and reserve a copy here or ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During the program, we'll discuss the book and create a related project.


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. 

September 22
Theme:  Our favorite books

You'll discuss your favorite book (or any book you've read recently), create a book-themed project, and have snacks. If you have the book you'd like to discuss, please bring it with you.  If not, just be ready to talk about it.

October 13
Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Ask for a copy at the circulation desk or reserve a copy here.  We'll discuss the book and make a chocolate snack.

November 10
Series: Encyclopedia Brown

Read any book in the Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald Sobol.  These books are at the circulation desk for your convenience.  Please ask to see them and choose the one you'd like to read.  During the program, we'll discuss the series and solve our own mystery.

December 8
Book: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Additional Book: Penguins: Meet the Heroes of a Frozen World

Read Mr. Popper's Penguins and as much or as little of the nonfiction book Penguins: Meet the Heroes of a Frozen World before the program.  During the program, we'll discuss Mr. Popper's Penguins, talk about real penguins, and create a penguin-themed project.

January 19
Theme: Inventions and inventors

Read any book about an invention or inventor before the program.  Some choices are available at the circulation desk.  Please ask us if you'd like any other choices.  During the program, we'll discuss the inventions and inventors we read about and create our own inventions.

February 16
Books: Salt Water Taffy series by Matthew Loux
Volume 1: The Legend of Old Salty and Volume 2: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabus

Read the first two volumes of the series Salt Water Taffy before the program.  During the program, we'll discuss the books and create a related project.

March 23
Book: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library before the program.  During the program, we'll discuss the books and create a related project.

April 12 and April 13 (Choose either one.)
Book: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Read Flora and Ulysses before the program.  See more and reserve a copy of the book here and the audiobook here or ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During the program, we'll discuss the books and create a related project.

May 11
Book: Frindle by Andrew Clements

Read Frindle before the program.  See more and reserve a copy of the book here and the audiobook here or ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During the program, we'll discuss the books and create a related project.