Book Scouts: Swashbuckling Reads!

Your Library is excited to offer a new monthly school age program called Book Scouts! Kids ages 8 to 12 will explore reading recommendations and discover new titles based on their interests and favorite books with the help of librarians. Registration is open for the first program on Thursday, September 19 from 6-7 p.m. and can be completed here.

Jennifer Johnson, JCPL’s School Age Program Coordinator, says she’s excited about this new program because it’s a fresh take on the Library’s middle grade book clubs. Instead of focusing on one book that kids read beforehand, which she says “can seem a little academic and homework-y,” children can discover a lot of great books in our youth collection based on their favorite topics and titles. Jennifer explains, “In my experience, kids are more excited about reading when it’s interest-driven. By focusing on high-interest topics and read-alikes for popular series, I’m hoping to capitalize on that interest to introduce kids to a whole new world of books.” Jennifer hopes that kids will find genres that they might not have tried before, like non-fiction or graphic novels.

Sign up for Book Scouts here! For more information about your Library’s school age programs, call 423-434-4348 or email Jennifer Johnson. Stay updated on Library programs and services by visiting our website and online calendar, and following Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.

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Book Scouts: Swashbuckling Reads

Event Details

A brand new series of programs for 8-12 year olds featuring subject-based book recommendations and read-alikes for popular series! If you're looking for what to read next, this is the place to start! We will look at picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, non-fiction, and audiobooks, so there is something for every reader! Children will earn a badge for each program they attend! Registration is required for this free program. Program also includes crafts and activities!
Event Type(s): Youth Services Program, Youth Calendar, Website Youth Age Group(s): 8 – 12 year olds Jennifer Johnson (423) 434-4348 jennifer.johnson@jcpl.net

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