Book Clubs for Kids

Girlfriends Read

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

    September 25 @ 6:30 p.m. The Last Best Days of Summer by Valerie Hobbs

    October 23 @ 6:30 p.m. Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff

    November 20 @ 6:30 p.m. Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff

    December 18 @ 6:30 p.m. The Leanin' Dog by K.A. Nuzum

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 youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org

 


Page Turners

If you’re between 8 – 11 years old and love to read, Neenah Public Library has a book group for you.  Page Turners, a book group for advanced readers, meets twice monthly on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

All book groups require registration in person, by phone (920) 886-6335 or by email: youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org. Pick up your book club book at the youth desk or reserve a copy online.  

Library programming is made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and the Neenah Library Trust Fund.


The Middle Shelf

The Middle Shelf is a new book group at the Neenah Public Library for advanced readers aged eleven through fourteen.  The group will meet twice monthly on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

All book groups require registration in person, by phone (920) 886-6335 or by email: youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org. Pick up your book club book at the youth desk or reserve a copy online.  

Library programming is made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and the Neenah Library Trust Fund.

 


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.

Fall 2014 Dates

  • September 20
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

 

 

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 youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org or call the Neenah Public Library Youth Services Department at 886-6335.