Make and take home a poster with real LEGO Star Wars characters, including a story written by you about the characters! Registration is required. Grades 3-5.
Wednesday, April 18th from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
What is the FAFSA? How do I apply for scholarships? What is the difference between attending college from home and living on campus? Get answers to these questions and more at our third installment of Adulting 101. Registration is required. Ages 12-20.
This group will meet at 6:30 p.m.
March 21st: The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols
April 18th: Quiet by Susan Cain
Complete a challenge or build whatever you can imagine. Snacks provided. Grades K-4.
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Here are some great books recommended by our staff.
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.
The Library offers several book clubs for different age groups.
View our calendar for dates, times, and current titles being discussed.
My First Book Club: Preschoolers (ages 4+), Kindergartners, and 1st Graders are invited with their parents or caregivers to attend this book club. Kids will receive a free copy of the book at sign up, which can be read with the help of a parent. At our book club meeting, we will have a story time to explore the themes of the book, then enjoy snacks and fun activities. Registration is required.
Bookworms Book Club: Newly independent readers in grades 2-3 will challenge themselves with a chapter book each month, then come together to do activities, play games, eat snacks, and get excited about reading and sharing what they have read. Receive a free copy of the book during registration.
‘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 the Red Brick Cafe, 8952 1st St. in Baroda. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.