Book Clubs





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

Registration: Please register here for Book Buddies, Bookworms and Chapter Chatters.
RegistrationPlease register here for Saturday Stories.

If you have any questions, please email youth@milanlibrary.org.

Saturday Stories
Preschool – 2nd grade

RegistrationPlease register here for Saturday Stories.

Saturday Stories is planned for preschoolers through early elementary ages. Younger and older children are welcome to attend. 

We meet at Aid in Milan (89 W Main Street) one Saturday each month at 10:30 A.M.  Masks are required for everyone 2 and older. 

January 15 
Officer Wawsczyk from Milan Police Department will be our special guest this month. He'll read a book, talk about what police officers do, and show us his patrol car.  We'll also have a police-themed craft. 

February 12
We'll read books about Valentine's Day and create a Valentine's Day craft.

March 12
Our theme is Kindness. Ms. Star from Aid in Milan will read a book about kindness' then she and Ms. Jennifer from Aid in Milan will take us on our tour of their building to show us what they do for our community. We'll wrap up with a craft project children can share with someone as an act of kindness. 

April 
The second Saturday will overlap with Parks and Rec's Easter Egg hunt, so we're shifting to a take home project.  Please register through the link above and we'll let you know when you can pick up your take home kit.  Your kit will contain the book Count on Pablo and a related craft project.  The book is yours to keep, compliments of Michigan Credit Unions. theme/activities will be posted soon

May 14
We will meet on Zoom this month.  

Book Buddies 
kindergarten - 2nd grade

Registration: Please register here 

Ms. Jennifer will read a book, and the group will talk about it and participate in related activities and crafts.  

Monday, January 24 at 4:45
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Our theme this month is Braille.  We'll read a book about Louis Braille, write our names in Braille, and participate in related activitiesl

Tuesday, March 22 at 4:45
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
We'll read the book Mailing May and create paper versions of ourselves to mail to a family member or friend.

Tuesday, April 26 at 4:45
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
We'll read the book Counting on Pablo and create a related project. 

WEDNESDAY, May 25 **Please note we are meeting on Wednesday this month.""
in The Center (the building just past the police station)


Bookworms
2nd – 3rd grade


Registration: Please register here 


Participants will read or listen to 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 to check out a month before each book club.  Previous books have included My Father's Dragon, Magic Tree House books, Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures, The Chocolate Touch, biographies, and poetry.

Wednesday, March 9 at 4:45
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Book: The Absent Author, first in the A to Z Mysteries series
Ask for a copy of the book or audiobook at the circulation desk. We'll talk about the book and solve our own mystery during book club.
We will discuss our favorite books, what we are reading now, any books the group would like to talk about and play a game.

Wednesday, April 13 at 4:45
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Book: The Absent Author, first in the A to Z Mysteries series
Ask for a copy of the book or audiobook at the circulation desk. We'll talk about the book and solve our own mystery during book club.

Wednesday, May 4 at 4:45
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Book: any poetry by Jack Prelutsky (or another poet, if you prefer)
Poetry can be found in the younger and older children's sections of our library under E 811 and J 811.  If you'd like help finding a book, please ask us!  We'll each share a few favorite poems from the books we read and then write our own poetry.



Chapter Chatters
3rd – 5th grade

Registration: Please register here 

monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
4:45 P.M.

You'll read or listen to 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 to check out a month before each book club.  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 21
Theme: Our favorite books
We'll meet on Zoom this month.  Come ready to discuss your favorite book or any book you've recently read.  We'll discuss the books and play a game.

Tuesday, October 19
Theme: Any book by James Patterson
We'll meet in the grass next to the library this month.  Read any book by James Patterson before book club. During book club, we'll discuss the books and make magnets and pins.

Tuesday, November 16
Book: Restart by Gordon Korman
We'll meet in the Center (previously the Senior Center). Pick up a copy of Restart from the library and read it before book club.  During book club, we'll discuss the books and participate in a related activity.

Tuesday, December 21
Book: The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp
We'll meet on Zoom to discuss The Creativity Project and write our own stories. 
Rescheduled for January. We'll have an Escape Room to solve on December 21 instead of book club.

Tuesday, January 18
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Book: The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp
We'll discuss The Creativity Project and write our own stories. 

Tuesday, February 22 (Please note this is the 4th Tuesday instead of the 3rd Tuesday)
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Book: Twins a graphic novel by Varian Johnson
We'll discuss Twins and create a project about what makes us unique.  We'll also continue to work on our stories from last month.

Tuesday, March 15
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Book: Katie the Catsitter
We'll discuss Katie the Catsitter and solve a mystery together.
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Tuesday, April 19
Please note: We will meet on Zoom this month. 
Book: Fortunately the Milk
We'll discuss Fortunately the Milk and participate in a related activity.

Tuesday, May 24 (Please note this is the 4th Tuesday instead of the 3rd Tuesday.)
in The Center (the building just past the police station)
Books: BFG and James and the Giant Peach, both by Roald Dahl
You can read or listen to one of those books or both of them - your choice!