Reading Programs for Kids!

Sign up for Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC)!

This summer book club is for kids ages 8 to 12. We will read three fun, engaging books, and then have book club meetings! Wednesdays in June/July, 5-5:45 p.m. We'll eat fabulous Nino's pizza and talk about the book we just read. Come to one or all three! Books to be determined.

Book club meetings will held in the bookstore and guided by Jenny, a Vermont Book Shop bookseller. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. Email to RSVP or for more information. Book club books can be purchased at store (20% discount), but book purchase is not required. 

Young Adult Book Club (YABC) ? Please contact Jenny Lyons via EMAIL if you'd like to form a YABC! With interest, we could start a monthly book discussion group or do a summer program like MGBC. You can be a young adult or just enjoy reading young adult books. Let me know!

Find Waldo Local

Where’s Waldo? In Middlebury, of course. Back by popular demand! Elusive book character creates summertime fun to support the shop local movement. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Middlebury!” passport at the Vermont Book Shop (38 Main Street) or at Ollie's Other Place (13 Washington Street, right next to Middlebury Bagel & Deli) and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. See full details on the passport!

Reading Without Walls

To spread appreciation and understanding of others, Reading Without Walls challenges readers to:

  • Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  • Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
  • Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.

Try the bingo-style #readingwithoutwalls challenge! Download your playing board HERE 






Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Cover Image
By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780385755559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling Books - March 8th, 2016

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