Library Book Club

  • The library book club is led by the students! 
     
     How it works: 
     
     We meet to choose a book to read, and Mrs. Horwat orders the books.  Students listen for announcements that indicate that the books have arrived.  Students stop at the library at their earliest convenience to get their copy.  The group is encouraged to attend informal get-togethers in the library each Monday from 2:20 to 3:00 pm to discuss the book as they read--questions, discussions, planning for the real meeting, etc.  Students decide on the date of the next meeting, based on how quickly they are proceeding with the book.  On the final meeting day for the book, students participate in activities such as re-enactments, scavenger hunts, games, discussion, or whatever they decide upon (usually one student volunteers to organize and lead that entire meeting, enlisting help from others in the group when necessary).  On final meeting days, we enjoy snacks and fun book-related activities!   Then, we repeat with a new book. 
     
    All students are welcome and can join at any point.  Reading the book is mandatory because if you don't know the story, none of the activities will make sense and you won't be able to contribute, so if you don't enjoy reading, please find another club! 
     
    Library Book Club members must listen to the announcements in the morning every day, and it would also be helpful to check into this site as well.  I, Mrs. Horwat, will from this point on keep announcements here, too.  
     
    Hope to see you soon, readers! 
     
    P.S.  These are the books we've read so far:
     
    2015-2016: 
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Artemis Fowl
    Double Identity 
    The ENTIRE Missing Series:  Found, Sent, Sabotaged, Torn, Caught, Rescued, Sought, Risked (8 books!)
    Inkheart
     
    That's 12 books in a year!
     
    2016-2017 
    The Septimus Heap series:  Magyk, Flyte, Physik (3 huge books)
    Among the Hidden, Among the Imposters, Among the Betrayed, Among the Barons, Among the Brave, Among the Enemy, Among the Free (all 7 books in the Shadow Children series)
     
    10 books this year!  (But really, the Septimus Heap books should count as 2 each, which makes this more like 13 books this year)
     
    Update:  We now have two groups.  One is a Warriors Book Club only!  Join one or both.  
     
     Warriors:  Into the Wild, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm, Dangerous Path (5 so far in the Warriors series)
     I think this is as far as we're getting.  There's one more book in the original Warriors series; I encourage all of you in this club to read the final book this summer!  Borrow your copy for free through Midyork.org!  
     
     
     
     
     
  • End of year meeting/party

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 6/2/2017

    Okay, guys, it's that time of year.  

     

    The Library Book Club, the one currently reading the Shadow Children Series, is having their final meeting/end-of-season party on Wednesday, June 21.  All participants must have a note from their parent/guardian assuring that they have a ride home.  We will meet 2:15 - 3:30.  You also must have all of the books in the Shadow Children finished by then! 

    We will be having pizza (remember, you are each contributing $2.50) and other goodies.  Everyone signed up to bring something different.  

    Looking forward to seeing you then! 

     

    Warrior Cats Book Club:

    Final meeting is June 19, 2:15 - 3:30 pm.  You will need a ride home arranged beforehand. 

     

    Chloe:  A salty snack and script for the ultimate drama (books 1-4).

    Marissa:  trail mix & script for the ultimate drama (books 1-4)

    Chris:  transparent drink & scavenger hunt

    Kelsey:  sweet treat & Guess Who

    the Lyubs: A game & napkins and cups

    Liz:  ?

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  • Next Warrior Cats book club meeting

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 6/1/2017

    June 5, 2:30 - 3:00 

    (Late Buses available)

    You must have finished Darkest Path by then! 

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  • Book 5 Meeting Dates: Both Clubs

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 5/15/2017

    Library Book Club: 

    We meet Monday, May 22 to discuss Among the Brave (book 5 of the Shadow Children series).

     

    Warrior Cats Club:

    We meet Monday, June 5th to discuss A Dangerous Path (book 5).

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  • Meeting dates

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 4/10/2017

    The LMC Book Club is reading Among the Barons, book 4 of the Shadow Children series.  We will meet Monday, May 1 to discuss the book.  Please come to the library to get your copy of the book if you haven't already, and please have it finished by May 1!

     

    The Warrior Cats Book Club is reading Book 4:  Rising Storm, and we will meet on Monday May 8 to discuss it.  Stop in to the library to pick up a copy if you haven't already, and be sure to finish Book 4 by May 8!

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  • Warriors: Forest of Secrets (book 3)

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 3/27/2017

    Our next meeting will be Monday, April 10.  Be sure to have your book finished by then!

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  • Among the Betrayed

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 3/27/2017

    Our official meeting on Among the Betrayed will be Monday, April 3!  Be sure to have your book finished by then! 

     

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  • Among the Imposters

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 3/7/2017

    Since everyone really liked the Shadow Children, book 1, we are reading book 2, Among the Imposters.  We will meet to discuss the book on Monday, March 13.  Be sure to bring your copy and have the book finished by then!

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  • Warrior Cats Club

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 3/7/2017

    The Warrior Cats club meeting was action-packed!  Don't miss the next one!  We will be meeting Monday, March 20 to discuss book 2:  Fire and Ice.

     

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  • Among the Hidden meeting rocked!

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 2/7/2017

    Yesterday's book club meeting rocked!  We have 10 members of book club right now, and yesterday we met about Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  We all loved the book!  We enjoyed foods that were higlighted in the book and played 3 games whose ideas came from 3 of our students.  The last one had students running and hiding throughout the library--great ideas Austin, Chloe, and Danielle! There was QUITE a mess to clean up, but it was worth it.  We have decided to read book 2 in the Among the HIdden series.  Stay tuned for our next meeting date!

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  • Warrior Cats meeting: Monday, February 13

    Posted by Julie Horwat at 2/2/2017

    Hope to see you there! Warrior readers need to see me to decide who is leading the meeting!

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