Book Clubs


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

Registration: Please register here.


Book Buddies
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
monthly on Thursdays
4:45 - 5:30 and 6:45 - 7:30 
We will only have one session (at 4:45) this winter.  If there is interest in an evening session, we'll add one in the spring.

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

September 27
Theme: Art
We'll read The Dot and Ish by Peter Reynolds and make our own marks by creating art with dots.

October 25
Theme: Chickens
We'll read a book about chickens and create a chicken project.

November 29
Book: Windblown
We'll read Windblown and then create our own images with the shapes from the story.

December 20
Theme: Gingerbread Men
We'll read a story about a gingerbread man, follow clues to find a gingerbread man lost in our library, and create a gingerbread boy or girl craft.

January 17
Theme: Snowmen
We'll read a story about snowmen and then create our own snowpeople craft.  .

February 14
Book:  Potato Pants by Laurie Keller
We'll read the book and then make our own potato crafts - wearing pants, of course!

March 21
Books: Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
We'll act out Elephant and Piggie books and make an Elephant and Piggie craft.

April 25
Theme: Money Smart Week

May 
Theme will be posted in April.


Bookworms
2nd – 3rd grade

monthly on Tuesdays

4:45 - 5:45

You'll read a chapter 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.

Thursday, September 18
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.

Tuesday, October 23
Book:  The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy here.

Tuesday, November 13
Book: Moonlight on the Magic Flute by Mary Pope Osborne
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here or the audiobook here.


Tuesday, December 11
Book: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here or the audiobook here.

Tuesday, January 15
Book: The Absent Author, an A to Z Mystery by Ron Roy
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and solve our own mystery. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here or the audiobook here.

Tuesday, February 19
Book: The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and solve our own mystery. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here.

Tuesday, March 19
Book: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: the Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
and Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller
Ask for copies of the books at the circulation desk.  We usually only read one book, but this month, we're also reading the picture book Arnie the Doughnut to give you Arnie's backstory - how he came to be Mr. Bing's pet doughnut.  See more about the books and reserve them here (Bowling Alley Bandit) and here (Arnie the Doughnut).

Tuesday, April 9
Book: poetry by Jack Prelutsky
Read any poetry by Jack Prelutsky.  Ask for options at the circulation desk and read or listen to your choice before book club.  During book club, you'll share your favorite poems and we'll write our own poetry to add to our Poetree (poetry + tree) in the library.

Tuesday, May 14
Book: 

Chapter Chatters
3rd – 5th 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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Flora and Ulysses, Frindle, Salt Water Taffy, and poetry.

Tuesday, September 25
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 craft project.

Monday, October 15
Book: Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy here.

Monday, November 12
Theme: How-To Books
Read any book that teaches you how to do something: drawing, cooking, origami, playing a sport, or anything else you are interested in learning.  You do not have to read the entire book.  Read the parts that teach you want you want to learn.  During book club, you can show the group what you learned and/or teach them how to do what you learned. 

Monday, December 17
Book: The BFG by Roald Dahl
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here and/or the audiobook here.

Monday, January 21
Book: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here and/or the audiobook here.

Monday, February 25
Book: The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here

Monday, March 18
Book: Almost Super by Marion Jensen
Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.  Check it out and read it before book club.  Then, during book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project. See more about the book and reserve a copy of the book here and/or the audiobook here.

Monday, April 29
Theme: poetry
Choose any two books of poetry, each by a different author.  You do not have to read all of both books; read as much as you'd like. Poetry is located in the J 811 nonfiction section of our library.  Ask us if you'd like help finding books.  During book club, you'll share your favorite poems and we'll compare and contrast the poets who wrote the poems you read.  We'll also write our own poems to add to our Poetree (poetry + tree) in the library.  

Monday, May 20 
Book: