Books4Boys Book Club

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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 2021-2022 Schedule

Thursday, October 14th at 7 pm            The Last Holiday Concert
By Andrew Clements

For Hart Evans, being the most popular kid in sixth grade has its advantages. Kids look up to him, and all the teachers let him get away with anything — all the teachers except the chorus director, Mr. Meinert. When Hart’s errant rubber band hits Mr. Meinert on the neck during chorus practice, it’s the last straw for the chorus director, so he tells the class they can produce the big holiday concert on their own. Or not. It’s all up to them. And who gets elected to run the show? The popular Mr. Hart Evans.
Hart soon discovers there’s a big difference between popularity and leadership, and to his surprise, discovers something else as well — it’s really important to him that this be the best holiday concert ever, and even more important, that it not be the last.

Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 P.M.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead Goerge

 Twelve-year-old Sam Gribley decides to run away from home in May 1959. He doesn’t dislike his large family, but he dislikes his dependency on them, and he believes he can build a good life for himself in the Catskill Mountains. Thanks to his avid reading, Sam is able to survive alone for many months in the wilderness, save the company of a few friendly strangers. Sam fishes in the stream and traps small animals and deer for food and supplies. He also builds a home in the trunk of a giant hemlock tree, and he trains a wild falcon as a pet. Eventually, Sam entertains visitors, including his father. Reporters and photographers uncover Sam’s story of survival after several months and come to the mountain to investigate the “wild boy.” Nearly a year into his advent

See some of our past book group events:

Rascal March 2021

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
October 2020

Wild Man Island March 2020

Where the Red Fern Grows October 2019

The Cay                                                                      March 2018

The Ruins of Gorlan, Rangers Apprentice Book 1

October 2018

Half Moon Investigations

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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