Calling all readers in grades 1 – 5! Come join The Friendly Readers Book Club! This is our new Virtual Book Club just for kids and is a safe virtual space to read together and talk about the books we love.

The October meeting of our club is on October 28th at 4pm and 7pm. Register at

Or click on the time below to register:

Wednesday, October 28 at 4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm

Our October book pick is Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami. Please try to read the book before we meet so we can talk about it. Physical copies of this month’s book are available to be put on hold via the library website and digital copies are available via Hoopla. Happy reading, friends!

Here is a link to our catalog to check out this book.

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she’s just a kid. She can’t even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends — her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It’s an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter’s net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.

The link to the Zoom October Meeting will be emailed to all registered participants and will be posted on the Calendar Event Page 24 hours before the event.