Book Clubs for Kids

Girlfriends Read

All dates are 6:30 p.m.

A Neenah Public Library Book Group for ages 8 & up featuring books with strong girl characters written by women authors.


 May 7: Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood

June 25: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson

July 16: Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff

August 20: Love Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur


Girlfriends Read features fun, snacks & fabulous books!  Interested readers may register and get a copy of the current book at the Neenah Public Library Youth Desk.  Call 886-6335 for more information, or email us at

Book Bunch

All dates at 1 p.m.

A Neenah Public Library Book Group for ages 8—11

Read the book before we meet—plan to stay 45 min. Book talk & fun activities

June 24: The Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

July 22: Guniea Dog By Patrick Jennings

Register & pick up your book @ the Youth Desk 920-886-6335 •



Pooches & Pages

Want to boost your child's reading enjoyment, confidence and motivation? Reading to therapy dogs is a great way to accomplish all that and more. Pooches & Pages is a monthly reading program at the Neenah Public Library for kids in first through fifth grades.  Held the second Saturday of the month with a morning session starting at 10:00 am, each child is registered for a 15-minute appointment reading to a dog.


Spring/Summer 2015 Dates

  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8



Reading to a therapy dog is fun and promotes reading in several ways: It increases a child's self-esteem relative to reading; it helps a children maintain focus for a longer period of time; it helps a child become more confident reading aloud; and it increases the motivation to read. The children read aloud to registered therapy dogs who listen patiently and without judgment for 15 minutes. The dogs are gentle, calm and polite and enjoy working with children. Each is carefully selected to ensure a safe and fun experience, and the owner/handlers are Neenah Public Library volunteers who love helping children become enthusiastic readers. 

For more information about Pooches & Pages or to register your child for an appointment, contact or call the Neenah Public Library Youth Services Department at 886-6335.