Becky and I love reading, and there are few things more satisfying to a reader than a good book club. It turns out our local library has a book club that’s targeted at 9-13s! Lucy was excited to sign up as soon as she turned 9 this past summer.
This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Click on the photos for a closer look!
Every month there’s a new book, and Lucy reads it along with one of us parents. At the end of the month, we take her to the library, sit down with 3-6 other kids and their partners, and talk about the book. This is run really well, and the discussion is kept light and accessible for the kids. It’s clear that some of them have really thought about the book!
Here’s a sampling of what we’ve read over the year. Not pictured: The View from Saturday, by E.L. Konigsburg; and The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan.
Lucy’s gotten a lot out of this, and has read some interesting books she wouldn’t have picked up otherwise. If this happens at your local library and it works with your schedule, we highly recommend it.