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
Both sessions will be the same.  Choose the time that works best for you.

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

September 28
We'll read Not a Box and then you'll use your imagination and our craft supplies to turn a box into something else - something that is "not a box!"

October 26
Theme: Bats (the animals)
Book: Bats in the Band or Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
We'll read a book about bats and create a bat project.

November 30
Theme: Being Yourself
Book: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
We'll read Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and you'll create a project about YOU..

December 21
Theme: Christmas
We'll read a book about Christmas and create a Christmas craft.

January 25
Theme: Owls
We'll read a book about owls and create an owl from a pine cone.

February 15
Theme: Mail
We'll read a story about an interesting package that was mailed and then mail our own letters to a family member or friend.  Please bring the address of the family member or friend you choose so you can address the envelope to mail.

March 22
Theme: Penguins
We'll read a story about penguins, create a penguin craft, and try to act like penguins do.

April 26
Theme: Money Smart Week
We'll read Lots and Lots of Coins and participate in related activities and a craft.  Everyone who

May 31
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, biographies, and poetry.

Thursday, September 21
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.

Tuesday, October 17
Book:  Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Read Flat Stanley before book club.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and create our own Flat Stanleys to send somewhere.  Bring the address of a friend or relative so you can send your Flat Stanley to him/her.

Tuesday, November 7
Book: any book in Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series
Read any book in Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series before book club.  Ask for your choice at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the books and create a related project.

Tuesday, December 5
Book: My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Read My Father's Dragon before book club.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the library to find the things Elmer packed in his backpack.

January 16
Book: any biography
A biography is a book about someone's life.  Read any biography before book club.  You can read about one person or about a group of people (for example, a sports team, or inventors, or artists).  Most biographies are in the E 921 and J 921 nonfiction sections of our library. The Who Was series is in our new nonfiction series section at the beginning of juvenile nonfiction.  Please ask us if you'd like help finding a book.  During book club, you will each talk about the biography you read and then create a project about yourself.

February 6
Book: Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
Read Dragon of the Red Dawn before book club.  This book is part of the Magic Tree House series. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and create a project related to the story.

March 6
Book: March Mischief by Ron Roy
Read March Mischief before book club.  This book is part of the Calendar Mysteries series. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and create a project related to the story.

April 17
Theme: Poetry
Read any book of poetry by Jack Prelutsky before book club.  Ask for your choices at the circulation desk.  During book club, you'll each share some of your favorite poems and write your own poems to add to the library's Poetree.

May 15
Book will be posted in April.

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.

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 craft project.

October 16
Book: The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Read The Borrowers before book club.  You can reserve a copy of the book here or the Book on CD here or ask for either at the circulation desk.  During book club, we will discuss the book, have snacks, and create our own Borrowers.

November 13
Book: Wayside School is Falling Down
Read Wayside School is Falling Down before book club.  You can reserve a copy of the book here or the Book on CD here or ask for either at the circulation desk.  During book club, we will discuss the book, have snacks, and create a project that doesn't fall down!

Tuesday, December 5
Book: Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
Read Nim's Island before book club.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and create a related project.

January 22
Book: any biography
A biography is a book about someone's life.  Read any biography before book club.  You can read about one person or about a group of people (for example, a sports team, or inventors, or artists).  Most biographies are in the E 921 and J 921 nonfiction sections of our library. The Who Was series is in our new nonfiction series section at the beginning of juvenile nonfiction.  Please ask us if you'd like help finding a book.  During book club, you will each talk about the biography you read and then create a project about yourself.

February 26
Book: Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
Read Lunch Money before book club.  Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and create own own mini comics.

March 19
Theme: Poetry
Read poems from any two books of poetry.  You do not have to read the entire book.  During book club, you'll each share some of your favorite poems and write your own poems to add to the library's Poetree.

April 23
Book: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Read The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  This is an illustrated chapter book.  Don't be worried about the length of the book; a LOT of it is pages of pictures.  During book club, we'll discuss the book and participate in a related activity.

May 14
Book will be posted in April.