We invite your book clubs to meet at our store. We can provide suggestions for reading, if needed. We will reserve a space and have it ready for you according to your meeting schedule. Just let us know. And remember our 21% discount for book club orders that are picked up in one transaction.
Our "First in Series" book club for kids meets over the summer. The summer club registration is filled up, but we are happy to take your contact information to let you know of future meetings. We'll meet Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the kids' area for five sessions. There's a $5 fee when registering for the whole summer (we will have refreshments!). When you register for the program, you can purchase the book club books at 21% off. Here's what we have coming up:
- July 10: Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise
- July 17: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
We have occasional "special editions" when the opportunity comes up to combine a meeting with an author appearance.
Middle School Girls' Book Club
The Middle School Girls' Book Club meets at our store and is open to the public. Suggested for ages 11+. Members of the book club receive 21% discount on club selections. The club is taking the summer off - but we bet there will be plenty of beach reading going on.
Teen Writing Group
The QRB Teen Writing Group is continuing with a moderator. The group is recommended for ages 14 and up, due to the maturity of some themes. It consists of high school teens who write stories on varying themes. The group meets every two weeks on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. to read their stories to the group for feedback. There is at least one collaborative storyline, where each member contributes writing for one or more characters. Upcoming meetings are:
- July 23
- August 6
- August 20
- They'll be meeting twice monthly from then on. They plan ahead!
The group usually meets in the back section of our store.
Our very popular summer reading club for young readers ages 5-7 runs July-August. B.I.R.D.S. stands for Beautiful Independent Readers Developing Soon. Each summer's program has a theme. Our own Ms. Linda runs the show, so you know it’s a grand time. Watch for our special guests, too! And, of course, there’s the wrap-up party, and awarding of reading certificates! Children should either have read that week's book OR had it read to them BEFORE each session.
This summer's program is Trolls, Dragons and Reptiles, Oh My! It'll be meeting on Wednesdays, July 9 - August 6, from 7-8 p.m. The exception is the group will meet on Tuesday, July 22 (not Wednesday, July 23). Children must be registered for B.I.R.D.S. as there is a limit on spaces. The cost is $20 per child; $10 for additional siblings. Those registered for the program receive a 21% discount on any B.I.R.D.S. books purchased. See the calendar below for details.