Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bookclubs for Boys

Last summer I worked very hard to establish a bookclub just for boys. I was inspired by the writings and research of Michael Sullivan whose latest book, Fundamentals of Children's Services I am eagerly awaiting to arrive from a nearby library. Part of establishing the bookclub was finding a male to be the leader. Thanks to our former Representative and now Judge Jeff Jack I found an excellent leader and the group was a success last year. After reading the entry on Boys and Books (scroll down to entry on 2-7-06) at Pop Goes the Library I am beginning to think about what we can do this summer just for boys and who could be our volunteer leaders. From my reading and personal experience of growing up with a brother and father who are readers and raising boys with a spouse that is a reader it just seems important that for boys to develop a love of reading good role models (guys who read) are important. The article from The New Republic mentioned in the Boys and Books entry is available here at the library or can be viewed from one of the databases available with a Kansas Library Card.

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