Books4Boys Reading Group

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A Father-son book group designed to encourage boys ages 8-12 to read for enjoyment.

Registration forms for the event and copies of the books will be available at the library front desk about one month prior to each event.

While the group strongly encourages fathers to participate with their sons, mothers or another caring adult, are invited to participate with their boys in the following:

  • Engaging book discussions
  • Fun activities
  • Meet new friends
  • Refreshments are served
  • Participating in a parent-child book group has many benefits.
  • Parent-child relationships are strengthened
  • Reading skills and vocabulary are enhanced
  • Self-confidence is nurtured
  • Life-skills are acquired as children learn to share opinions in a group setting.
  • By setting the example, fathers and other adult role models can have a powerful influence on a boy’s desire to read.

Books4Boys 2018-1-2019 Schedule

 

Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 P.M.
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

They have always scared him in the past—the Rangers, with their dark cloaks and shadowy ways. The villagers believe the Rangers practice magic that makes them invisible to ordinary people. And now 15-year-old Will, always small for his age, has been chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. What he doesn’t yet realize is that the Rangers are the protectors of the kingdom. Highly trained in the skills of battle and surveillance, they fight the battles before the battles reach the people. And as Will is about to learn, there is a large battle brewing.

The Cay  by Theodore Taylor

Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 P.M.

Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. War has always been a game to him, and he is eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.  When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.”  However, by the time the castaways arrive on a small deserted island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.  To survive, he must learn to follow Timothy’s instructions as they fight against nature for their survival.

See some of our past book group events:

March 2018

Our final Books4Boys event for the season was a discussion of “Half Moon Investigations” by Eoin Colfer.  We enjoyed a great discussion, ate yummy treats and solved the mysterious murder of Ted E. Bear.

October 2017:

We gathered to discuss “Crispin: The Cross of Lead” by Avi, as we enjoyed a medieval meal.  For the activity, we made juggling balls and then learned the basics of juggling.

March 2016:

Our last Books4Boys event of the season was a discussion of “Woods Runner” by Gary Paulsen.  We had a great discussion, yummy treats, and a fun activity where we learned about some of the spying techniques used during the Revolutionary War.  Thanks to all who participated.

 
Oct 2016:

Books4Boys, our Parent-son book group met to discuss “The White Indian Boy” by Elijah Nicholas Wilson.  We gathered around the fire as our Chief, Brian Adair, lead a great tribal council (book discussion).   Each boy created a traditional Native American Dream Catcher and enjoyed some tasty treats.  We promise more fun to come – watch for our upcoming event next March.

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March 2016:
Books4Boys, our parent-son book group met to discuss “The One and Only Ivan,” by Katherine Applegate. We enjoyed delicious food, a great discussion led by Rock Permann, and each boy created the ideal habitat for Ivan the gorilla.

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