Check Out What the New Elementary School Book Clubs Are Reading in October!
Spread the word! The Library is now offering four new monthly children’s book clubs, one each for children entering grades 1 – 4! These clubs are for any kid who likes to read, meet new friends and have fun discussing good books with others. The first and third grade book clubs are being led by Pelham resident Liselle Sakhrani, and the second and fourth grade book clubs are being led by Pelham resident and librarian Margo Hastings.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is requested by calling the Library at (914) 738-1234. Book club books are usually available at the circulation desk. For dates and times of book club meetings and details on the books each club will be focusing on, see below.
First-Grade Book Club: Room on the Broom
Upcoming sessions: Mondays, October 8, November 12, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
At the October meeting, the club will discuss the British children’s book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. Join the kindly witch, the cat and other animals on the broom, but watch out for the dragon!
Second-Grade Book Club: Alien and Possum, Friends No Matter What
Upcoming sessions: Mondays, October 15, November 19, 4 – 5 p.m.
The next session of the second grade book club will focus on Alien and Possum, Friends No Matter What by Tony Johnston, a book that offers three stories about the unlikely friendship between a possum and a creature whose spaceship crashes near possum’s tree house.
Third-Grade Book Club: The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
Upcoming sessions: Mondays, October 8, November 12, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
At its October meeting, the club will discuss The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket. The first in this popular series, it follows the misadventures of the Baudelaire siblings
Fourth-Grade Book Club: The Teacher’s Funeral
Upcoming sessions: Thursdays, October 18, 4 – 5 p.m.
At its October meeting, the Fourth-Grade Book Club will discuss The Teacher’s Funeral by Richard Peck. This novel takes place in the early 1900s. When Russell Culver’s teacher dies in August, he has to deal with the fact that his new teacher knows him all too well — his sister, Tansy!