Reading clubs & awards

We have several reading clubs to help engage kids in reading. These are designed to be informal, fun reading experiences and are not regularly scheduled programs held at the library.

Bluestem Award Club (grades 3–5)

Our Bluestem Club is for children in grades 3–5 who do not already participate in a Bluestem program at school. Help select the next winner of the Bluestem Readers' Choice Award. Read or listen to at least four of the 20 nominated books to be eligible to vote for your favorite in February. Browse the list

Caudill Club (grades 4–8)

For students in grades who do not already participate in a Caudill program at school. Help select the next winner of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award by reading or listening to at least three of the 20 nominated books to be eligible to vote for your favorite in February.

Monarch Club (grades K–3)

For children in Kindergarten–3rd grade who do not already participate in a Monarch program at school. Help select the next winner of the Monarch Reades' Choice Award. Read or listen to at least five of the nominated books to be eligible to vote for your favorite in February.

Reading Patch Club (preschool–8th grade)

Earn embroidered patches in a variety of categories and genres, including animal stories, fantasy, scary stories, mysteries and more. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Offered September through May. Register at the Youth Services Desk to receive your Reading Patch Folder with a trading card pouch to collect your patches.

Beginning Readers: Preschool–Grade 2

Read 20 books for each patch. See book list for specific instructions and requirements. Choose from:

Independent Readers: Grades 2–8

Read eight books for each patch. Four books should come from the the book list and four of your choice in the genre. Choose from: