Great Reads For Girls Book Group

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Join us for lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun!

  • For girls ages 8-12 accompanied by mom or another caring adult.
  • 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.
  • No younger siblings please
  • Participating in a book club can be a rewarding experience for parents and children. Sharing quality time with each other through reading provides the opportunity for parents to develop a true bond with their children by sharing ideas about the books’ contents and messages, while providing a safe environment for children to share thoughts, fears, or problems. They also have the opportunity to hear ideas and opinions of their peers.

Great Reads for Girls 2017-2018 Schedule

Thursday September 14th at 7 p.m.

The Beef Princess of Practical County

by Michelle Houts

After years of waiting, it is finally Libby Ryan’s turn to shine at the Practical County Fair. Libby is filled with excitement as she and her granddad pick out two calves for her to raise on her family’s cattle farm, in hopes of winning the annual steer competition.  After a few months of preparing for the Practical County Fair, Libby finds that she is growing closer to her steers with each passing day, and the pressure to win Grand Champion is mounting.  Luckily, Libby can count on her best friend to get her through most of the county fair chaos once reality sets in and she realizes that her steers will soon be sold to the highest bidder

Thursday November 9th at 7 p.m.

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Fifteen-year-old Creel’s aunt suggests they sacrifice her to a dragon to attract the attention of a eligible knight. But when the dragon appears, Creel bargains for her life – and ends up with an unusual pair of blue slippers, which enable the wearer to control all the dragons in the land.  When the slippers are stolen by a princess, Creel must join forces with the king’s son and others to break the slippers’ hold before the princess and the dragons destroy the city.

Thursday February 8th at 7 p.m.

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice visit Grandma Dowdel’s seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it’s far from sleepy, and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse to helping Grandma catch the sheriff in his underwear, Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they will never forget!

Thursday April 12th at 7 p.m.

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Mary Alice, now 15, has to spend yet another year in a rural town with her feisty and conniving Grandma Dowdel.  All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: When trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out…better not. After enduring many outrageous schemes, Mary Alice eventually learns to appreciate her grandmother’s wisdom and her ways.

 

 

For more information call 226-2335.

See some of our past book group events:

“The Candy Shop Wars” April 2017

“The one and only Ivan” Feb. 2017

“Little House on the Prairie” Nov. 2016

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“The 100 Dresses” Sept. 2016

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 The girls created a handmade card that they were challenged to

give to someone they appreciate.

“All Four Stars” Dessert Party Oct. 2015

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Robyn Adkins from “The Ranch” convenience store teaches moms and daughters cupcake decorating techniques.

Chinese New Year Table set for our Great Reads for Girls participants.

Chinese New Year Table set for our Great Reads for Girls participants.

Paul Johnson teaches participants to make an origami dog and a flapping bird.

Paul Johnson teaches participants to make an origami dog and a flapping bird.