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.

2019-2020 Schedule

Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 P.M.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.   Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past.

Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 P.M.  Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs

On the last day of a sea kayaking trip in southeast Alaska, fourteen-year-old Andy Galloway paddles away from his group to visit the nearby site where his archaeologist father died trying to solve the mystery of the first Americans. A sudden, violent storm blows Andy’s kayak off course and washes him ashore on Admiralty Island, an immense wilderness known as the Fortress of the Bears. Struggling to survive, Andy encounters a dog running with wolves and then a man toting a stone-tipped spear. The wild man vanishes into the forest, but the dog reappears and leads Andy to a cave filled with Stone Age tools and weapons. Running for his life, Andy retreats deep into the cave, where danger, suspense, and discovery await.

See some of our past book group events:

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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