Books help us understand the world around us. They teach us empathy and acceptance. They teach us facts and skills. They teach us that a pig can be terrific, radiant and humble and that a princess is perfectly capable of being the hero. At the library our goal is to help kids find these books, but — more importantly — to spark a love of learning at an early age. By pairing stories and songs with warm memories, any child can become a lifelong learner.
Family Book Club is a great opportunity to read together as a family and have a common interest to discuss. This club is designed for children in 1st or 2nd grade and their parents. Our Family Book Club encourages family read-aloud time at home and then brings everyone together via Zoom to talk about the book and do an activity inspired by the story.
Elementary School Book Club is for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Each month we’ll read a book or graphic novel and then get together on Zoom to chat about the book and do an activity.
Register for both of these book clubs and all of our other programs through our online event calendar.
All library events are held in Library Hall unless otherwise noted. Library Hall is located on the second floor and is only accessible by stair; there is no elevator access.
Family Book Club Reading Lists
Power of the Fire Dragon by Tracey West
Mercy Watson Fights Crime by Kate DiCamillo
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold by Megan McDonald
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating
Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers
Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley
George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena