Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.
I stepped out of the meeting room and into the main part of the library. A father and son were playing chess just outside our gathering. I asked them if we were being too noisy. They assured us that our noise level was just fine. I stood for a few moments, happy to savor the babble coming out of the room from members of our book club. It was delightful to listen to the cacophonous chatter from this group of fourth to ninth graders who chose to gather and talk about books during the summer.
It was our first summer meeting of Books, Brownies, and Beyond. Our group included regulars from the past year, a cousin of one of our members, friends of members and new book friends. We welcomed Ms. Cifu to our gathering who will be in the library at IMS in the fall.
We began by going around the table, introducing ourselves, sharing our favorite genre(s) and what we've been reading so far this summer. Ms. Bowman and I filled the table with book ideas for summer reading. But the best suggestions came from fellow readers. And everyone took advantage of a blank summer reading list page to record possible titles for future reading.
Almost everyone present experienced book envy because Katie had the final installment for the Land of Stories series which had just come out that day.
Everyone chose a free book, compliments of Island Books who shares their ARCs with our book club. And of course, we had cookie bars. Here’s our parting shot that captured most of our attendees for our first summer meeting.
Happy reading until we meet again on August 22 in the small library meeting room from 4-6 pm!