Stair Public Library's Teen Book Club to meet 09.29.2010

Written by David Green.

Stair Teen Book Club is meeting the second Saturday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled at 12:12 p.m. Oct. 9 at Stair Public Library.

Teens interested in books meet to discuss what they are reading and share ideas about good books. The clubs is for students in ninth grade and above.

Refreshments will be served and everyone attending the meeting will have a chance to win a book.  At the October meeting, one lucky winner will get a copy of “Reckless” by Cornelia Funke, the first book in her new series.

The club started meeting in July, with an average of six people attending each month. Six members visited two book stores in August with club leader Sally Kruger and Stair Public Library director Colleen Leddy. They browsed through the teen sections to compile a list of books they would like to see in the library. One order has already been placed and the books will be on the shelves soon.

Mrs. Kruger hopes her young readers will be able to make contact with authors in the future.

“We have checked out a few possible authors to contact for phone chats or author visits,” Mrs. Kruger said, “and plans will be made at the October meeting to possibly see Ned Vizzini’s movie.”

Young adult writer Patrick Jones visited the library several years ago, along with Vizzini.

Members have turned in short book reviews which were posted on a “quick picks” feature at a reader/writer website called Fresh Dawgs (http://freshdawgs.blogspot.com). The group also has a Facebook page for reviews, quick picks, announcements and reminders.

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