Upcoming Youth Events!
** Many of our kids' events have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. We are slowly adding more kids' events back to the calendar as we watch numbers of COVID cases in our county. I'm looking forward to being able to gather again to share our love of books and reading with each other. **
Spooky Season Passport
Join us for some spooky (but not TOO spooky) bookish fun in October! We have multiple virtual author events scheduled, a bedtime story time in collaboration with a few other independent bookstores, and an in-store story time scheduled. Attend 3 of the 6 October events planned just for kids and get your passport stamped to enter the end-of-the-month drawing for fun prizes. (For virtual events, a clue will be given at the end of the broadcast. Write the clue down on your passport and bring it to the bookstore to get your stamp.) Pick up a passport at the bookstore or download a copy here.
Youth Book Clubs
What's better than reading new books and talking about them with new friends? We're not sure so we'll just stick with what we know. Join us for one of our Bookstore Book Clubs just for young readers and do just that - read new books and discuss them with new friends! Each month we'll choose a new book, venturing into new genres and authors, and come together to discuss our reads. These are come-and-go groups meaning you don't have to commit to joining us every month to be able to participate. Read the books you'd like, join us for bookish conversation, and have a great time making new book friends. These are kids-only (no adults allowed unless you're the legal guardian or parent). If you're looking for information on our adult book clubs check out this page.
Middle Grades Book Club
A book discussion group just for 4th through 8th graders - no adults allowed (unless you are the legal guardian/parent of participating reader)! Registration is required for the virtual book club.
Our newest book discussion group for 4th through 8th graders with a focus on celebrating LGBTQA+ literature and authors. This book club is a safe place for all young readers, including allies but no adults allowed (unless you are the legal guardian/parent of participating reader)! Registration is required for the virtual book club.
Weekly Story Time
** We're working to move Story Time online temporarily. Check back for links and details. **
Story Time takes place every weekend we're open - join us each Saturday at 11:30am for great themed reads, craft, and lots of fun!
Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading will be BACK for it's third year in 2021! For information on the brochure design contest and program details, click here to be taken to the Summer Reading Program page.
** We're working to figure out ways to offer Storybook Camp virtually or safely in-person. Check back for details. **
We're back this summer with more storybook adventures and crafty projects! Young readers ages 5 to 9 years old will embark on an epic storybook journey each day of camp week. Every day of camp we will read 2 - 3 books together followed by story-related activities. For example, we may read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and then paint rocks to take home or leave around town. Or we may read Brave and create our own super-hero capes or masks. It will be an adventure-filled week full of stories and creativity. The cost is $80 per camper for the entire week or $20 per camper per day if you're not around for the full week but still want your child to participate.
Don't Judge a Book by Its Movie
***We're working to restructure these events and hope to offer some summer break options very soon. Please check back for details and updates.***
Each month we will read a book and then watch the corresponding movie, followed by a discussion of similarities and differences. Your kiddos will get a chance to write or draw their findings in a creative way. Simple snacks will be provided (please indicate any food allergies on the sign up forms each time your child attends). Each drop-off event is designed for children ages 5 to 11 years old and the cost covers story time, snacks, craft, discussion, and movie. Take note of the time and pricing indicated; events that run from 6:00-8:00pm are $25 and events that run from 6-7:30pm are $20. Space is limited 12 children and pre-registration is REQUIRED, ending the day before each event.