Reading Programs for Kids!

It's that time! Time to sign up for Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC)!

MGBC is a summer book club for kids ages 8-12. We read fun, engaging books! Read the book prior to the meeting and come prepared to discuss. We'll eat fabulous Nino's pizza and talk about the book we just read.

Wednesday, July 10, 5 – 6 pm Fans of classic animal stories will howl over the heartwarming adventures of a coyote pup lost in New York City in A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron
Tuesday, July 16, 5 – 6 pm Watch your back. Hide your underwear. In Reformed, by Justin Weinberger, only the fearless survive.
Thursday, July 25, 5 – 6 pm Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling is about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship--all while solving a mystery in a western theme park.

For the third year in a row, Nino's Pizza of Middlebury has generously donated pizza for our book club! Thank you, Nino's! Order a pizza from them tonight! 388-7755

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. 

Super Summer Reading Challenge

You might not know it, but you read all the time. You’re reading this right now! Why not try out different ways to read in this Super Summer Reading Challenge? Download and print this flyer or pick one up at the Vermont Book Shop. Color in the squares as you go. Pick up a bookmark and get it stamped at the Vermont Book Shop.

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!

Where’s Waldo? He's not in Middlebury this year. But he will be back soon, we promise! 




A Pup Called Trouble Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062685230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 9th, 2019

Reformed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545902533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 31st, 2018

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454932994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 5th, 2019

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