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New Book Club for Grades 4-6!

October 21, 2015

MCBAThis Saturday, October 24 at 2:30 pm, the Children’s Room will be hosting our first meeting of a new book club for kids in grades 4, 5 and 6.  This club will read books that are candidates to win this year’s Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. What’s that, you ask? Founded in 1975, it’s an award given to a book selected by Massachusetts kids as the best of the year. We’ve got twenty-five awesome books to choose from, and our job is to read as many as we can, then vote for our favorites in March!

If you’d like to participate in our Club, this is what you do:

  1. Start reading! This year’s master list can be found HERE. The Milton Public Library owns all of these books; if our copies are checked out, you are welcome to order books from another OCLN library.
  2. Our club is going to read one title each month and get together to talk about it. At this month’s meeting, we’ll be discussing Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley; we’ll also be selecting what book we’ll read in November.
  3. Voters must be in grades 4, 5 or 6, and they must read at least five books from the list before March in order to vote. I have already read NINE of the books… can you beat me?
  4. Not sure you have time to read this month’s book before Saturday? Don’t worry. You are welcome to join us anyway, and catch up with us later. Or maybe you can’t come this Saturday? Don’t worry about that either. We’d love to see you at our next meeting.

And p.s., kids: this is not your mama’s book club. My book club meetings often involve art, science experiments, or games – and they ALWAYS include snacks 🙂

If you’d like to sign up for this Saturday’s meeting, click HERE. I hope we’ll see you!


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