Calling All Friendly Readers: Are you a reader in grades 1 – 5? 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 Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. Physical copies of the book can be put on hold via the library website (, and digital copies are available via Hoopla ( 

Ban This Book: A Novel: Gratz, Alan: 9780765385567: Books

You’re Never Too Young to Fight Censorship!

In Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, a fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don’t mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship.

Ban This Book is a stirring defense against censorship that’s perfect for middle grade readers. Let kids know that they can make a difference in their schools, communities, and lives! ” (source: MacMillan)

The link to the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all registered participants. 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!