Children's Book Discussions

The Children's Room offers  book discussion group opportunities for three different age groups. We feel that children can benefit greatly from reading a book and then discussing the story, writing style, theme, etc. of that book with a group of his/her peers.


A reading club for kids in grades 1-3.  The club meets one Tuesday per month.   

Each session consists of a book discussion with theme-related activities and craft.  Light refreshments are provided.  Pre-registration is required.  Copies of the selected book will be available at the children’s reference desk three weeks prior to the meeting

Nutmeg Book Discussion Group

A book discussion group for grades 4-6. The group meets once a month for 10 months and concludes with a party and voting for the best book for that year. Each month the group discusses one of the 10 nominees. The one hour meeting consists of discussion, a related activity or craft and refreshements. Please sign up and check out a book in the Children's Room. For current nominees click on the "Nutmeg Children's Book Award" link above.

Teen Nutmeg Book Discussion Group

A Teen Nutmeg Nominee Book Discussion Group (7th and 8th grades) is held once a month.  Voting takes place every January and teens of Connecticut decide on the best of the nominees.  When you sign up for this book discussion you will read one of the current nominees, discuss it over a meal or treat, and collect raffle prizes at the end of the hour. For current nominees click on the "Nutmeg Children's Book Award" link above. You can register through our website by clicking on programs and events! If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Marisa Hicking at:


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