Mischief Managed, CTL’s Teen Book Club.
What is this program and how does it work? Who is it for?
This is a teen-led & teen-centered book club, open to anyone grades 6-9. Each month, the teens collectively choose one book to read together. The book must be YA and one that no member has read before. Members cast their vote, with the majority vote winning. At the first meeting of the month, teens receive the new book and discuss the last one; at the second meeting, they discuss their progress through the newest book, along with any other books they are reading. Occasionally, we virtual chat with the authors whose work we’re reading.
Where and when does it meet?
Mischief Managed meets at 4:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month in the Perry Room at the Charles Town Library.
To sign up, students can join the Library’s FB group page (Mischief Managed – Teen Book Club) and/or email teen services librarian Kristyn at: email@example.com. Teens can join at any time during the month! Between meetings, members can continue to interact and share their thoughts online by tagging their posts/photos with #CTLmischiefmanaged.
What types of books will members read?
The goal is to read a variety of genres, topics, themes and styles: each year, at least one classic, one graphic novel, one nonfiction/memoir, and one historical novel. While the program will cater to members’ interests, it will also challenge readers and help broaden their reading selections for the future.
Please note that the Charles Town Library remains neutral and objective concerning book choices. Our library mentor does not choose the books for the club. Books are chosen by the teens, in an effort to help them develop greater responsibility, leadership and teamwork abilities.
Please be aware that teen literature can sometimes contain mature content such as modern social issues, sexuality, controversial language, drugs, etc. If the book is categorized as teen, members are able to choose it for book club.
We send home a parental permission slip with teens to ensure parents are aware of and approve the books their teens are reading.
How will members obtain the chosen book each month?
The Charles Town Library will provide copies of the selected book. These are copies members may keep to build their own personal library at home. If you are in book club but do not have permission to read the book or decide not to participate for the month, PLEASE return your copy to the library as soon as possible.
Join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CTLmischiefmanaged/
Email to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org