Book Clubs


Book clubs are held from September through May.  

See our Summer Reading Program page for summer events.

See pictures from a recent Book Buddies program here and a Bookworms program here.

Book Buddies
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Monthly on Thursdays at 4:45

Each month, you'll hear a book and participate in activities and crafts related to the story.   You do not need to read anything in advance.

September 11
Book:  Michigan Reads! book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander
You'll hear the book, listen to and play along with jazz music, and make a rooster craft.

October 9
Theme:  Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
You'll read Happy Pig Day and We are in a Book and create Elephant and Piggie crafts.

November 6
Theme:  Thanksgiving
You'll hear a Thanksgiving story and create a Thanksgiving craft.

January 29
You'll hear Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Work by Caralyn Buehner and create a snowman craft.

February 26
You'll hear The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins, participate in penguin-related activities, and create a penguin craft.

March 19
You'll hear Mailing May by Michael Tunnell and mail a paper version of yourself to a family member or friend.

April 30
Read any book of poetry before the program.  Poetry books are located in the E 811 and J 811 sections of our library.  Ask for a Book Buddies bookmark from the circulation desk.   During the program, we'll share some of our favorite poems and create our own poetry to add to our Poetree.

May 21
Read Strega Nona: An Old Tale by Tomie dePaola before the program.  During the program, we'll discuss the book and make "dancing spaghetti" (as a project, not to be eaten).   


Bookworms
2nd – 3rd grade

Monthly on Tuesdays at 4:45 now on Thursdays at 4:45

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 16
Theme:  Our favorite books
You'll discuss your favorite book (or any book you've read recently) and create corner bookmarks.  If you have the book, please bring it with you.  If not, just be ready to talk about it. 

October 14
Book: Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne
Reserve a copy of the book here or here.  Reserve the audiobook here or here.
We'll discuss the book and create a project related to the book.

November 11
Book:  The Absent Author by Ron Roy
Reserve a copy of the book here or here.  Reserve the audiobook here or here.
We'll discuss the book and solve our own mystery.

Thursday, January 8
Book:  Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.
We'll discuss the book and write our own "absolutely true" stories.

Thursday, February 5
Read any nonfiction book about animals.  Books can be found in the 500 and 636 nonfiction sections fo our library.  Please let us know if you would like help finding a book.
Be ready to share a few facts about your animal during the program.  You'll also make a clay model of your animal. 

Thursday, March 5
Book:  The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
Copies are available to check out at the circulation desk.
We'll discuss the book and create a related project.

Thursday, April 16
Theme: Poetry by Jack Prelutsky
Read any book of poetry by Jack Prelutsky.  During the program, you'll read your favorite poems and write your own poetry to add to the library's Poetree.

Thursday, May 7
Theme: Magazines
Read any two issues of any magazines.  Ask for a bookmark with "things to think about" from the circulation desk.  During the program, we'll discuss magazines and you'll create your own mini magazine.

Thursday, June 4
Book: Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth by Jane O'Connor
Copies are available to check out at the circulation desk.
We'll discuss the book, share our own mementos, and create a related project.


Chapter Chatters
3rd – 5th grade
Monthly on Tuesdays at 4:45

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 23
Theme:  Our favorite books
You'll discuss your favorite book (or any book you've read recently) and create corner bookmarks.  If you have the book, please bring it with you.  If not, just be ready to talk about it. 

October 21
Books: Encyclopedia Brown series by Donald Sobel
Read any book in the Encyclopedia Brown series.  Our books are behind the circulation desk this month.  Ask for them when you stop in the library or reserve a copy here or here.  During the program, we'll discuss the books and then solve our own mystery.

November 18
Book:  Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
Reserve a copy of the book here.
We'll discuss the book and create our own mini comics.

January 13
Theme:  Biographies
Read any biography before the program.  Biographies are found in the J 920 and J 921 nonfiction sections of our library.  Ask us if you'd like suggestions or help finding a biography.  Be ready to discuss the person or people in your book during the program.  You'll also create your own biographical project.

February 10
Book:  The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Copies are available to check out at the circulation desk.
We'll discuss the book and create own our Borrowers.

March 10
Theme: Presidents
Read any book about presidents or anything related to presidents.  It can be a biography of one president, or a book about first ladies, first children, presidents' pets, or how presidents are elected.  

April 21
Theme:  Poetry by Shel Silverstein
Read any book of poetry by Jack Prelutsky.  During the program, you'll read your favorite poems and write your own poetry to add to the library's Poetree.

May  12
Book: The BFG by Roald Dahl
Copies are available to check out at the circulation desk.  During the program, we'll discuss the book and take a "behind the scenes" tour of the library.