New book club for tweens at Pitt library

Are you bored? Have nothing to do after school? Then head to the Pitt Meadows library to talk about a great book and have a snack. For the first time ever, the library will host a book club for older children.Librarian Sandy Richardson said since the program has been so successful in Maple Ridge,  staff thought it was time to try it in Pitt Meadows. Richardson adds there are quite a few families with children between 10 and 13 years old who live near the library.     The first book up for discussion is Speechless, by Valerie Sherrard. Speechless is the story of a Canadian boy who gets an accidental crash course in human rights when, in order to avoid public speaking in school, he pretends to be protesting the plight of child soldiers. The topic ties in beautifully with the theme chosen this year for the upcoming TD Canadian Children’s Book Week: Changing the World, One Child at a Time.The book club session will include activities and discussion, allowing everyone to share their reactions and learn from each others’ perspectives.• The book club will take place on Wednesday  March 2,9,16 and 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.