January 17, 2012

Kids Only Bookclub

Want you child to read more? What about improving their reading comprehension? Then consider having your child join an area "Kids Book Club". Luckily the area offers several to choose from for the beginning reader through to the very experienced teens! Check out the many choices available to your child.

At the Ypsilanti District Library (229 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti), kids in grades 3-5 will meet at 7:00 p.m. one Tuesday each month for a snack and discussion. The free event does require registration though 482-4110 x1390.

Kids Book Club Dates:
  • A Long Way from Chicago (1/17)
  • The BFG (2/21)
  • The Borrowers (3/20)
  • The Dark Stair (4/17)
  • The Homework Machine (5/15)

For young men that enjoy fantasy stories, the Boys Fantasy Book Club at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti) might be the place to start. From 7:00-8:00 p.m. your son will talk about a favorite book that's been chosen just for him.

Fantasty Book Club Dates:
  • Thursday, January 19
  • Thursday, February 16
  • Thursday, March 15
  • Thursday, April 19

Is your teen an extreme reader sucking down countless books? Why not enroll in the eXtreme Readers Book Club. At 6:00 p.m., teens and adults will explore themes of race and class through contemporary teen fiction at the Ypsilanti District Library (229 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti).

Upcoming titles:
  • When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Nepture (1/18)
  • One Day It Will All Make Sense (2/15)
  • 47 (3/21)
  • Bronxwood (4/18)
  • Street Pharm (5/16)

For the beginning reader, the Book Buddies program might be a better fit. School aged children will meet at 2:00-3:00 p.m. to discuss selected books, enjoy a craft, and have a small snack. Registration for this YDL Whittaker event is required however by calling 482-4110 ext.1340.

Kids Book Groups Dates:
  • Saturday, January 28
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Saturday, March 24
  • Saturday, April 21
  • Saturday, May 19

Your young teen has a group of their own too with the Tween Book Club at Ypsilanti District Library (229 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti). Tweens ages 10-13 will get together at 7:00 p.m. to read and discuss books of your choice. At the first meeting we will discuss The Giver and vote on books YOU want to read for future meetings. Don't forget to register though!

Tween book Club Dates:
  • Tuesday, January 31
  • Tuesday, February 28
  • Tuesday, March 27
  • Tuesday, April 24
  • Tuesday, May 29

With all of these great book clubs available to the kids, it will surely be a busy winter!

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