Books4Boys Book Reading Group


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

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.

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

2016-2017 Schedule


Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 P.M.

The White Indian Boy by Elijah Nicholas Wilson.

The true story of a pioneer boy who crossed the Great Plains by ox-team with his parents to a settlement in the Great Salt Lake basin. Unhappy with his circumstances, 11-year-old Nick ran away from home with an Indian who had befriended him. He spent the next two years with the Shoshone learning their language and culture.  He participated in buffalo hunts and fought off grizzly bears.  Later, he became a trapper, Pony Express rider, and army scout. Growing up among the Shoshones taught him the skills he needed to survive the rough and wild west.



Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 P.M.

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony in America, far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.  But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois Indians attack. Samuel’s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war. But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.


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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