Do you know a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who would love to read and discuss stories with peers? Join us for a fun, engaging book club and support your child’s love of reading! Rockstar Readers is a monthly online book club that highlights a variety of genres and diverse stories. Kids can read or listen to the month’s selection and attend monthly (or as your schedule allows). Parent participation optional- but we encourage you to discuss the book with your child throughout the month anyway!

Meetings will be from 4:00-4:45 pm on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  Participants should request titles through the catalog (see links below). Registration required: Register Now!

OCT 20: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure–but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she gets caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.

NOV. 17: From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Zoe Washington isn’t sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she’s never met, hadn’t heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who’s been in prison for a terrible crime? A crime he says he never committed.  Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Everyone else thinks Zoe’s worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she’s worthy of auditioning for Food Network’s Kids Bake Challenge. But with bakery confections on one part of her mind, and Marcus’s conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn’t know how to balance. (B&N)

DEC.15:  Dragon in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.