Maud Hart Lovelace Book Club
Who: All interested 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
When: Meetings take place once or twice a month on scheduled Wednesdays via Zoom at 11 am.
Meetings begin in October and end in April. There is no cost to participate, but students must complete the sign-up form.
In previous years, students that completed each book were invited to the overnight party held at Westview in May. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the celebration is TBD, but students will definitely be rewarded for their participation!
If your child loves to read, the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Club offers an exciting challenge. In conjunction with the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, sponsored by Minnesota Youth Reading Awards, children may participate in a reading contest to help choose a statewide winner. Books have a variety of genres, lengths and subjects. Children often tell us they end up reading books they never thought would interest them. Reading choices grow through this program.
To be able to vote for their favorite book, children must read or listen to three out of the ten nominated books. Voting takes place at the end of March and the statewide winner is announced on Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday, April 25.
Multiple copies of each nominated book are available in our library, as well as at the Dakota County branch libraries. They are also available to buy at our Scholastic Book Fairs in November and February.
Our book club has ten meetings during the school year where students will discuss the nominated books, share insights and opinions, and ask their burning questions. Past meetings have included authors, Skype visits and off-site events. Students who read each book and participate in our MHL Book Club will be invited to our year-end celebration.
Please complete the registration form portion and return to Mrs. Theirl in the Library.