Calling All The Friendly Readers: Are you a reader in grades 1 – 5? Come join The Friendly Readers Book Club! This Virtual Book Club is just for kids and is a safe space to read together and talk about the books we love.

We meet on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm via Zoom.

No need to read beforehand. We will read together each week!

Our next book pick is From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks. Physical copies of the book are available to be put on hold via the library website and digital copies are available via Hoopla.

From the Desk of Zoe Washington: Marks, Janae: 9780062875853:  Books

From debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating story full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right—even in the face of great opposition.

Zoe Washington isn’t sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she’s never met, hadn’t heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who’s been in prison for a terrible crime?

A crime he says he never committed.

Could Marcus really be innocent? Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the rest of her family. Everyone else thinks Zoe’s worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she’s worthy of auditioning for Food Network’s Kids Bake Challenge.” (HarperCollins)

The link to all Zoom meetings will be emailed to all registered participants and will be posted on the library’s calendar event page 24 hours before each event. To register for the event, please visit or call 913-295-8250 x 1013.

Miss Chantel hopes to see you there! Let’s get reading!