Are your kids looking for a fun way to meet new friends? Are you interested in getting them involved in a new activity? We’ve got THREE great clubs that meet monthly here in the Children’s Room at the DPL, and we’d love for you to join us!
Specifically geared towards 3rd-5th graders, this drop-in (no registration required) club is a great place to learn the basics of the game, as well as advanced strategies for those players who are already familiar with the fundamentals. Our special guest leader is Dan Kilgour. Mr. Kilgour is also the Chess Club advisor at Pelham High School, where he has helped it grow to be one of the largest clubs at the school. Bring your game board, your chess pieces, and your friends to this fun monthly club! The next Chess Club meeting will take place on Saturday, March 15th at 1:00 pm.
EARLY CHAPTER READERS BOOK CLUB, GRADES 2-3:
Our 2nd and 3rd grade readers are stepping up their game this month with a challenging (but really fun!) read by E.L. Konigsburg. If your child loves to read and to chat about what he or she has read, this is the place! There’s always a book discussion followed by fun activities (crafts, games, etc.) and a snack. We’ve recently moved this club to one Saturday a month at 1:00 pm. Because this club requires a copy of the book (and time to read it in advance), please sign up at the Children’s Desk to get your copy! We read a different book every month, so if this month’s book doesn’t whet your young reader’s appetite, stay tuned for upcoming book clubs! This month’s club will meet on Saturday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm. We still have books left at the desk; please let us know if your child would like to participate!
CHAPTER READERS BOOK CLUB, GRADES 4-5:
The Mysterious Benedict Society, meeting Saturday, March 8th @ 1:00 pm.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, meeting Saturday, April 12 @ 1:00 pm
Just like the Early Chapter Readers Book Club, our book club for 4th and 5th graders meets once a month on a Saturday. Each meeting consists of lively book discussion, followed by fun activities like crafts, games, creative writing, and more! Each meeting is a new adventure into the rich world of Children’s Literature. Above, you can see our two upcoming books for March and April. The Mysterious Benedict Society book club will meet this Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 pm. If you’re too late for that, please consider signing your child up for April’s book club, in which we’ll be reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis. There are plenty of books left at the Children’s Desk! Each book club is limited to 8 participants, so stop by to get your copy today!
And of course, we have TONS of great programs happening throughout the month of March! Check out all our events on the calendar link above, or call the library to find out more. We look forward to seeing you soon!