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Books in Motion Book Club

Books in Motion Book Club

(Grades 1-12)

We work with all age groups from 1st grade - 12th grade. The children are divided into two groups. The story time specialist takes the younger children (Group 1) to one corner of the room and the youth services librarian takes the older children (Group 2) to the other.

Number of Attendees:

54 children registered (Summer)
15 -20 children attended (Summer)

21 children registered (Fall)
12-14 children attended (Fall)

Length:

Program prep time: 1.5 hrs (it takes about 1.5 hrs to prep, i.e. gather and check out the 40 - 60 books for display but then we use the same books and add a few others once we find out the children's interest. So after the initial preparation one can use the same books since we gather more books than the children can select. This way they have a large selection from which they can pick.)

Program takes from start to finish: 45 min

Materials:

  • Both Groups- 40-60 books
    • Group 1 - Construction paper; markers; stickers; bingo game
    • Group 2 - Coloring pages and coloring bookmarks; colored pencils; games

Description of Program:

The books in motion book club caters to children of all ages and makes what some young patrons see as drudgery into a fun filled experience using crafts, art and play as well as books.

Instructions:

  1. Books in Motion Book Club - Instructions for a 45 minute session (see attachment) / Book Club Handouts (see attachments)
  2. We work with all age groups from 1st grade - 12th grade. The children are divided into two groups. The story time specialist takes the younger children (Group 1) to one corner of the room and the youth services librarian takes the older children (Group 2) to the other.
  3. We select about 20 - 30 books for each grade group, and display them on two tables, one near the younger children and one by the middle schoolers / tweens. We include fiction, graphic novels, biographies and nonfiction books.
  4. We place a blank bookmark (see attachment) in each book. If we have a bookmark that was reviewed previously for a specific book we add it, so that book will have two bookmarks.
  5. First 10 minutes
    1. Group 1 - Children come in and are encouraged to take a seat on the floor in a circle. The story time specialist selects a book and reads to them, and if they read a book the previous week they will look at that book and talk about it.
    2. Group 2 - Children are asked to select a book they will be taking out to read from the table. They then can select a coloring sheet and colored pencils to color or read quietly from their book while others arrive and select their books. While they select books we take an opportunity to do short one-on-one book talks.
  6. Next 15 - 20 minutes
    1. Group 1 - After the younger children finish discussing their books they move from the floor to the tables and sit so they can work on an interactive project such as, a) creating their own travel passport and adding stickers to it, or b) a book journal where they keep track of the books they have read with words and pictures.
    2. Group 2 - When children have selected a book, they come to their group's table to sit and read or color from our coloring pages and bookmarks. Once they settle down they each take turns reading out loud the first paragraph or page from their book, (depending how many children are participating that day). If they have a book they have completed then they can talk about the book using their completed bookmark.
  7. Last 15 - 20 minutes
    1. Group 1 - Children are encouraged to put their projects away (they are handed out for children to keep on the last day of book club) and clean up. Then as a group they play a game such as Fairytale Book Bingo. After the game they have 10 minutes to select a book they would like to read and check out and take home.
    2. Group 2 - We play a game. Game suggestions are below (see attachments).
      1. Dewey Decimal Scavenger Hunt
      2. Get to Know You - Bingo
      3. Grudge Quest
      4. 2 Truths 1 Lie
      5. Kaboom
      6. Roll and Retell

Cost:

Cost of paper and coloring materials.

Miscellaneous:

Tables for displaying books and tables and chairs for craft and coloring.

Submitted by:

Lupita O'Brien, Head of Youth Services, Closter Public Library - lupita.obrien@closter.bccls.org

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