Here are some great books recommended by our staff.
The Library offers several book clubs for different age groups.
View our calendar for dates, times, and current titles being discussed.
My Family Reading Adventure: A book group for kids in grades young 5-3 and their families. Sign up your family and receive a free copy of a book with a discussion guide. Books will be available one month in advance. Registration is required.
‘Tween Tomes: A book group for kids in grades 4-6 who like food, fun, and great books. Group meets the third Thursday of each month (September – May) from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration is required and is limited to 12. Participants will receive a free copy of the book compliments of the Friends of the Library through a Heart of Cook Grant.
Pizza & Pages Teen Book Group: A book group for teens in grades 7-12. Books are donated by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. This group meets every other month.
Morning Book Club: A club for people who enjoy popular reads. Books will be available one month in advance during registration. This group meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Generation Next Book Club: Thought-provoking discussions in an informal environment. Meetings will take place at Round Barn Brewery & Public House, 9151 1st St. in Baroda. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.
Even though summer reading is over for the summer, we encourage all kids to keep reading.
Kids Need to Read Daily for 20 minutes
A report – America Reads Challenge – from the US Dept of Education shows that a child who reads 20 minutes a day (for five days each week) will have an equivalent of 60 additional school days.
This additional 400 minutes a month will result in a better reader and writer who will gain more knowledge and vocabulary.
Summer Learning Loss
When kids take a break from school, they can lose some of the learning from the prior school year. To help kids succeed in school, the library works to keep them reading throughout the summer.
A challenging book: if the child in your care is finding a book challenging, offer to read it aloud together. You can either switch readers each page or chapter. Or read it aloud for them.
Let them read what they want: it’s summer time so it’s a good opportunity to read something that isn’t required reading.
Audio is an option too: this format is great for reluctant readers, for kids with learning disabilities and for long road trips!
Ask a librarian for recommendations and advice: They read a lot of great books!
Looking for a great book to read? Here are some books recommended by our staff. Check one out today.