Third Thursday Book Club focuses on shared reading experiences between parents and their older children. The book club features a mix of new and classic titles, as well as traditional print books and graphic novels. Third Thursday encourages deep reading for meaning to generate rich discussions. Parents provide a mature, and at times, historic point of view of the book’s content. Children gain insight into thematic and literary elements through this shared experience.

What Do I Need To Do?

Pick up a copy (or two!) of this month’s reading selection and read it along with your 3rd or 4th grader. You can read aloud together or read the book independently of each other. We encourage you to share your thoughts about the book with each other.

During the Program

You and you child will meet other book-lovers, enjoy snacks and related activities at our monthly discussion. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 in the Program Room. This program lasts approximately 90 minutes, making this a special night out for you and your child.

To join, call or visit the Youth Room, or use the online Reservation Calendar. Sign up for all the meetings or just the book you would like to read.

2018-2019 Third Thursday Titles

October 18 – Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

November 15 – The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

December 20 – The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

January 17 – The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

February 14 – The Mighty Jack series by Ben Hatke

March 21 – The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

April 25 – Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

May 16 – Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman