Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8. Each participant will get their own copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services desk. Club meetings are 45-60 minutes and include activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.
Mr. Hynde is Out of His Mind! by Dan Gutman
Something weird is going on! Music class is awesome! The teacher, Mr. Hynde, raps, break-dances, and plays bongo drums on the principal’s bald head. But he goes too far when he tries to make A.J. kiss Andrea in the school play. Yuck! Will A.J. survive?
Book pickup at Youth Services desk begins Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 AM
Meetings on Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky Billie Holiday was a great jazz singer who loved music, but she also loved her dogs. Read this book to find out the names of her dogs, what kind of dogs they were, and her relationship with them!
Book pickup at Youth Services desk begins Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 AM Meetings on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM
Kids' Book Club: Ages 8-11
ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8-11! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a snack centered on the featured book. Participants will receive their own copy of the book when they sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Limit 15.
Who Were the Beatles? by Geoff Edgers
Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up.
Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 AM
Meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 PM
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia Clayton feels most alive when he's with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen--he can't wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton's mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that's no way to live.
Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 AM Meeting on Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 PM