New! Tween Book Club

The Tween Book Club is taking a break over the summer of 2022. Check back in the fall for changes and the upcoming schedule.

The Tween Book Club is an at-home kit for tweens in grades 4-6. It features a home delivery (or library pick-up) of the book club selection, craft supplies and directions, and discussion prompts. Available while supplies last. Books and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library.

Cover of Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds. Kids walking, running, skateboarding.

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

April 2022 Title: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Registration for the April kit has closed.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy–

Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Skateboarding.
Wiping out.
Braving up.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
Making jokes.
Lotioning up.
Finding comfort.
But mostly, too busy walking home.

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.

New Kid by Jerry Craft

February 2022 Title: New Kid by Jerry Craft

Registration for the February kit has closed.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds–and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Pawcasso by Remy Lai

December 2021 Title: Pawcasso by Remy Lai

December 2021 Title: Pawcasso by Remy Lai

Registration for the December kit has closed.

Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list, and cash in paw to buy groceries for his family. One day, he passes eleven-year-old Jo, peering out the window of her house, bored and lonely. Astonished by the sight of an adorable basket-toting dog on his own, Jo follows Pawcasso, and when she’s seen alongside him by a group of kids from her school, they mistake her for Pawcasso’s owner. Excited to make new friends, Jo reluctantly hides the truth and agrees to let ‘her’ dog model for an art class the kids attend. What could go wrong? But what starts as a Chihuahua-sized lie quickly grows Great Dane-sized when animal control receives complaints about a dog roaming the streets off-leash. With Pawcasso’s freedom at stake, is Jo willing to spill the truth and risk her new friendships?

Attend a virtual visit with the author, Remy Lai, on January 19, 2022!! Registration opens on January 5th at 10:00am.

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

October 2021 Title:
Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

October 2021 Title: Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

Registration goes live on October 6th at 10:00am using this link.

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business. Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd’s witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely’s firefly spirits before it’s too late.