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. 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.

2017-2018 Third Thursday Titles

October 19: The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett

November 16: Poppy by Avi

December 21: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

January 18: Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban

February 15: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale

March 15: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

April 12: Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

May 17: Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead