Our June Tween Reads book selection is The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck. In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."
participants will engage in a lively discussion and entertaining activity while enjoying a tasky snack.
Stop into the Children’s Library beginning on Saturday, June 14 to sign-up. Each child will receive a reading log to keep track of their reading. Sign-ups continue until Saturday, August 2.
Here's how the tween level works:
For every 15 minutes of reading, students will cross out a picture on their log. When they have read for 10 hours, it’s time to pick up a reward. When they have finished another 10 hours of reading, it's time to pick up another reward. Upon completing the last 10 hours of reading students will receive a raffle ticket which will enter them into a raffle for a gift certificate from The Bookworm in Bernardsville. Students must be entering grades 5 or 6 to participate in the tweens level.
Our April book selection is Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. This memoir presents humorous anecdotes from the author's childhood which includes summer vacations in Norway and an English boarding school. Pick up a copy at the Children's Desk.
The March book selection is The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami. Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.
We will have a lively discussion, a tasty, book related snack & an activity.
Tween Reads Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
February's Tween Reads book selection is Poppy by Avi. Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.
We will have a delicious snack, a lively discussion and an activity.
From 4:00 to 4:45 PM - For children in grades 4-6.
Tween Reads is back, and the January book selection is The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
We will have a lively discussion, an activity and a book-related snack.
We have lots going on for tweens in the month of November. Take a look:
Young Rembrandts - Young Rembrandts teaches drawing with a see-touch-do method that all children can succeed with, learn from and love! Together we will explore a fun filled hour using pencils, sharpies and markers.
Students can expect: an exciting engaging drawing lesson, new unique drawing techniques, and colorful fun!
Parents can expect a beautiful Young Rembrandt Masterpiece!!! Thursday, Novermber 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00pm Registration required.
Tweens Fun - Make It: Paper Airplanes - Make a variety of paper airplanes. Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Registration requried.
Tween Reads - This month's book club selection is The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander. Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. Tuesday, November 25, 2013 from 4:00 to 4:45pm. Registration required.
Thanks to all the tweens who attended our summer reading programs!
We will be resuming our book club for students in grades 4 through 6 this fall but with a new name: TWEEN READS! Our first meeting will be on October 29, 2013 and we will be reading Half Magic by Edward Eager. We will also be having some tweens nights at the Library, so check back for dates.