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Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Reading Ideas #4

Whew! It's been a hectic week.  Here's an idea for a reading centered program for the teens' Unmask theme.

How about trying a mystery, detective, or crime centered book club?  This is a great chance to get teens reading and provide an opportunity for discussion. Things to consider: time, participation, and availability of titles.

Below are just a few title considerations.  There are plenty more you could choose!

Such a program could be organized in several ways:

  • Pick two or three titles for a scheduled monthly meeting. Make sure you have sufficient copies of the books.
  • Pick one title for a single summer book club.
    • This would be a great idea for a book v. movie/television program and discussion.
      • i.e. Pretty Little Liars or even Sherlock Holmes
  • Host the mystery book club as an open book talk.  Participants can come to discuss their favorite books in this genre based on past reads or along with a book list or display you have up for the summer.

If program planning doesn't allow for a book club meeting...

Consider a mystery, detective, or crime book display to coincide with this year's theme. There are some great ideas on Pinterest. Signage might say: 
  • Once upon a crime...
  • It would be a crime NOT to check these out!
  • Dying for a great mystery?

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