Youth

Book Buddies Book Club: Ages 5-8

Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8 in grades K-3. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services Information Desk. Book Buddies Book Club meetings include activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.
Catch Dog Wave

Catch That Dog Wave (#2 in Magic Bone series) by Nancy E. Krulik
With one bite of his magic bone, Sparky lands in Hawaii - where he runs along the beach, makes new friends, and even learns to hula. But when the waves get too high, Sparky has to decide if he should rescue a friend or his magic bone. Because without his bone, he'll never get home! What will Sparky do?

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 6
Meeting on Monday, February 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Curious George Ocean

Curious George Discovers the Ocean by H.A. Rey
George gets invited on a submarine trip to help retrieve a satellite that fell from space. He can't wait for his first adventure under the sea! Follow along as George explores the coral reef and discovers the different plants and creatures living near the ocean floor.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, February 10
Meeting on Monday, April 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

Kids' Book Club: Ages 9-11


ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 9-11 in grades 4-6! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a snack centered on the featured book. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services Information Desk. Limit 15 per session.
Click Here to Start

Click Here to Start by Denis Markell
What if playing video games was prepping you to solve an incredible real-world puzzle and locate a priceless treasure? Twelve-year-old Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games. So when his great-uncle dies and bequeaths him all the so-called "treasure" in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores what it's like to beat another level. And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great-Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real-life escape-the-room game!

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 6
Meeting on Monday, February 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Fish Tree

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, February 17
Meeting on Monday, April 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

Healing Star

Kids’ Book Club Special: The Healing Star by A. Kidd
This intriguing magical novel features a strong feisty heroine in fourth grader Julia. Her quest: to catch a magical healing star to heal her beloved grandmother. When her quest to catch the star fails, she moves on to Plan B. She locates a rumored ladder to the stars, and that's when her adventures begin in earnest.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Thursday, January 2
Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Meet the Author at 7:00 p.m. (limit 50) 

Kids’ Graphic Novel Book Club: Ages 8-12


ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8-12 who love graphic novels! Lively book discussions, activities, and snack are all part of the fun. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services Information Desk. Limit 25.
Hilo

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick
Funny, full of action, robots and friendship, Hilo’s soon to be friend, D.J., discovers him after seeing and hearing a loud explosion, leaving a gashing hole on the ground. When D.J. gets closer to take a look, he sees Hilo in his silver underwear! And it is there where the adventure begins! Trying to discover who Hilo is and how exactly he got into this hole are the first questions to be tackled. Helping D.J. and Hilo on their quest for answers is D.J.’s good friend, Gina.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 23
Meeting on Monday, April 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.