Children’s Programming and Book Discussions

Book Talk Discussions and Children’s Programming

Book Talk Tips:

What a hook for the book?

  • Cover, specific topic or element,
  • Enthusiasm, concise (don’t give away too much), read a short segment
  • Book trailers


Books to recommend:



Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Marbury Lens

Porcupine of Truth

The Testing

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein


Snoozefest at the Nuzzledome


Children’s Programming:

  • Book Club discussion, have questions ahead of time, snack, activity or craft, possible skype with the author
  • Length 50-60 minutes


Other Youth Services Programming:

  • Library Con, fandoms for children (storytime/Fandom starts early), tweens, and teens
  • Program ideas that can be used for all age groups
  • Turning those programs into different versions for different ages
  • Most ages groups enjoy crafts


Acre the Mouse Education Series by SM Higgins

  • Costume character meet and greet (Pete the Cat)
  • Cookie Club, visit the library during the winter month 6 times, get stamps on card and then get invitation to come to Cookie Club party
  • Cinco De Mayo Skimpy John Jones Party, learn Spanish, make Cinco De Mayo crafts
  • I Spy





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