A new book club just for kids!
Arguably, the later years of elementary school are some of the prime years for children to fall in love with reading. They’ve moved on to chapter books, they still have an intense sense of imagination, and they’re not so busy with school they can’t find a quiet moment to read for pleasure. Books like Harry Potter, the Percy Jackson series, and the discovery of graphic novels are all on the table and can feel like tangible magic.
Therefore, when South Branch library staff member Luke Vidic heard parents were searching for a book club for their elementary-aged children, he wanted to deliver. Rocky Mountain Readers will be Summit County Library’s monthly book club for 3rd through 5th graders.
The program will meet monthly on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Luke heads up Junior programs at the South Branch Library and just so happens to love fantasy, a genre that’s popular among students of that age. Not only is Luke a big reader, he also is well-practiced in keeping kids entertained.
Luke also occupying children from ages five to 12 after school with legos, scavenger hunts, sock puppets, science experiments, and much more. Visit Lego Club on Mondays or Creation Club on Wednesdays to learn more. For his book club, Luke plans to weave reading and fun together.
The book should be read prior to the meeting and copies can be picked up at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge. Kids will get to know other group members through ice breakers, games, and crafts. They can then discuss what they liked, loved, or even despised about the book.
Luke plans each session to include a short game or activity, discussion of the reading, and a craft to complement the book. "Each month, the goal is to have kids chatting away about their favorite moments with their peers", Luke said. He hopes each reader will walk away with a better appreciation for books, summer reading and maybe even a new friend or two. Participants will be able to log their reading in a physical badge book and on the Beanstack app to earn prizes and virtual tickets for the end of the summer grand prize drawings.
How Do I Sign Up?
Parents and guardians can sign up by emailing Luke.Vidic@summitcountyco.gov and reseve a copy of that month's book to be read priot to the meeting. Summit School District students can check the book our with their school One card or if they have a Children's card.
When: Monthly on Thursdays at 4:15-5:15 pm
Where: The South Branch Library in Breckenridge.
Questions? Email Luke or call 970-453-3550.