Do you enjoy reading and then talking about the books you've read? Then you should consider signing up for one of our Child & Parent Book Discussions. These groups are designed to encourage children and adults to read chapter books together and then come prepared to discuss them with other families. We have one group for kids going into 3rd and 4th grade plus an adult and a second group for kids going into 5th grade plus an adult. The library will provide each participating child with a free copy of the book being discussed.
The first book discussion for 3rd and 4th graders will be on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch Library. The book being discussed is The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. Learn about the students and staff at Longfellow School through the eyes of Room 26's pet hamster, Humphrey.
The first discussion for 5th graders will be on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. The book being discussed is Extra Credit by Andrew Clements. This book tells the story of Abby, a girl in Illinois, and Sadeed, a boy in Afghanistan, who become pen pals through a school project. This title is on the list of nominees for the 2011-12 WIlliam Allen White Book Award.
There are still spaces avaiable in both book discussions. You may register at either library or by calling (913) 971-6874. 3rd and 4th graders must pick up their discussion books at the Indian Creek Branch. 5th graders must pick up their books at the Main Library. There will also be book discussions in July. Call the library or visit our website for more information.