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Lower Elementary Book Clubs

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Program Suggestions

  • We don't advertise that there is a craft involved but we've found that the younger kids really benefit from having something to do with their hands while  they talk, for some of them it makes them less shy about talking in the group. 
  • We've found that 7:00 pm works well because there aren't as many other commitments, at least during the middle of the school year when it is too dark for outdoor sports.          

                              --PUBYAC December 8, 2006: Book Club Ideas


Programs in MCLS

  • Chili Public Library's "Books N' Nibbles" program (Grades 1-3)
  • Fairport Public Library's "Talkin' About Books" program (Grades K-2)
  • Irondequoit Public Library Evans Branch's "Book Explorers" program (Grades 1-3). Book Explorers meets for 4 consecutive weeks. We all read the same book in advance, then meet to talk about it and the kids also like to take turns reading aloud. We then do a book-based craft, and I try to find a snack that relates to the book (not always successfully!). We meet from 4-5, and I limit the group to 15 (although I just had 20 - it was too much). Books we've done include:
    • Black & White (we made masks out of newspapers and ate oreos)
    • Down Girl & Sit: Smarter than Squirrels (we made little dogs using yarn, cardboard, googly eyes, and ate dogbone-shaped graham crackers)
    • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (we made magic stones and ate cookies with m&m's)

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