Tuesday, October 30, 2007

First Meeting

The first meeting of the Book Buddies Book Club was yesterday and it was great! We had a small turn out but everyone was really nice and excited about the club. Hopefully our numbers will continue to grow this month. Anyone who is interested in joining us should feel free to contact the library and sign up. It's still not too late!

Our next meeting is November 26th and we will be discussing Olivia Kidney that day. I hope that as you read you will post comments and questions on our blog. Let me know what you're thinking!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Book Buddies starts Monday!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the first meeting of the Book Buddies book club is this Monday at 3:30pm in the Children's Program Room. It's not too late to join! We'll be getting to know one another, talking books and doing a journal craft. Drop by and bring a friend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Important Date Changes! / Registration

The dates of the first two book club meetings have changed! The first meeting will be on Monday, October 29th and the second meeting will be on Monday, November 26th. We will still meet at 3:30pm in the Children's Program Room on those new dates.

Also, please register for the book club by visiting the children's desk, calling 401-847-8720 ext. 204 or emailing me at cantonio@newportlibraryri.org. It is important that you register so I know how many people are coming and how many books to get!


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Short Story Writing Contest

Ellen Potter is having a short story writing contest for kids ages 9 - 13. The deadline is January 14, 2008 and the first prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble! See her website for more information...


Ellen Potter

Something AMAZING has happened! I received a phone call from Ellen Potter! It was completely unexpected but I was thrilled to hear from her. She heard that we will be discussing her book, Olivia Kidney, at our November meeting, and she offered to call in that day and talk to our book club members! She will be answering questions about the book and about her life as a writer so start thinking of some really good questions now...

Olivia Kidney

Olivia Kidney, by Ellen Potter, is the first book the Book Buddies Book Club will read.

Olivia Kidney is lonely. She and her dad have just moved, again, and Olivia's the new kid in school, again. Then one day Olivia loses her apartment keys and stumbles upon some of the strangest sights she's ever seen. Talking lizards, a tropical rain forest in 7B, and even an apartment made entirely out of glass - all in her own apartment building! From the exiled princess to the ex-pirate, Olivia hears fantastical stories that make Alice in Wonderland seem tame. But despite the wondrous sights and amazing adventures, she still doesn't have a friend to share it all with. Until she realizes that sometimes friends pop up in the most unlikely places...

Check out Ellen Potter's website for more: http://www.ellenpotter.com/

This book will be discussed on November 19th. Happy reading!

First club meeting

The Book Buddies Book Club will meet for the first time on Monday, October 22nd at 3:30pm in the Children's Program Room. We will not be discussing a book at this meeting. Instead we will use the time to get to know each other and talk about what we'd all like to see happen at our monthly meetings.

The second meeting will be on Monday, November 19th at 3:30pm. You should read the first book and be ready to discuss!

Welcome to our blog!


This is the Book Buddies blog - the Newport Public Library's online space for kids who want to talk and write about the books we're reading in the book club. I hope that members of the Book Buddies Book Club will use this space to write comments, ask questions, and post reviews about our monthly book. You should also feel free to write about anything book-related, including other books you are reading that you think other club members might like. I will be posting questions and comments about the books as well, and every month I'll be putting up the new book and a brief description of what it's about.

I hope you all enjoy our Book Buddies blog!