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Summer Reading Club 2016

Summer Reading Club

It's time for Summer Reading Club! Our 2016 club goes from May 16th - July 31st. Whatever your age, we have a club for you!

  • Babies and Toddlers - complete 25 literacy activities
  • School Age Children - read 20 hours
  • Teens - read 5 books
  • Adults - read 5 books

This year's raffle prizes include a Chrome Book for adults and a mini-tablet for teens and kids!

To register:

  • Stop in to the library anytime after May 16th, 2016, OR
  • Register online (Kids -- Teens -- Adults)

Introducing Creative Flow: A Teen Workshop for Creative Minds

Introducing Creative Flow: A Teen Workshop for Creative Minds

Do you love writing stories and poetry? Can't get enough fanfic? Do you want to try your hand at creating comics? Maybe exploration through creative non-fiction is your thing? Creative Flow is a brand new club for kids ages 11 and older interested in writing, drawing, and all other kinds of storytelling. Stop by if you'd love to have some free writing time, the chance to share and/or workshop your work, and learn more about competitions and publishing.

We'll meet every Monday from 4-5 p.m. starting June 6th. Contact Lindsay at or 314-963-8649 if you have any questions.

Kids Book Club: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Kids Book Club: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Brentwood Public Library

Kids ages 9 and older are invited to meet on the fourth Wednesdays of the month (unless otherwise noted) after school from 3:30-4:15. Each meeting includes a game, craft, or activity, and usually includes a snack. Please join us if you have read the book or are interested in joining for future meetings.

The May Kids Book Club selection will be Wonder by R.J. Palacio:

/* Starred Review */ After being homeschooled for years, Auggie Pullman is about to start fifth grade, but he's worried: How will he fit into middle-school life when he looks so different from everyone else? Auggie has had 27 surgeries to correct facial anomalies he was born with, but he still has a face that has earned him such cruel nicknames as Freak, Freddy Krueger, Gross-out and Lizard face. Though "his features look like they've been melted, like the drippings on a candle" and he's used to people averting their eyes when they see him, he's an engaging boy who feels pretty ordinary inside. He's smart, funny, kind and brave, but his father says that having Auggie attend Beecher Prep would be like sending "a lamb to the slaughter." Palacio  divides the novel into eight parts, interspersing Auggie's first-person narrative with the voices of family members and classmates, wisely expanding the story beyond Auggie's viewpoint and demonstrating that Auggie's arrival at school doesn't test only him, it affects everyone in the community. Auggie may be finding his place in the world, but that world must find a way to make room for him, too. A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder . (Fiction. 8-14)(Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2011)

Via NoveList.

Writer's Workshops this Summer

River Styx

COMING SOON! - a series of writer's workshops at the Brentwood Public Library and the Webster Groves Public Library. Click through for full details and registration information.

The deadline to register is May 27th so save your spot now!

Upcoming Events

NoveList Plus is available!

NoveList Plus

Are you wondering what to read next? NoveList Plus is here to help you!  You can browse by genre or just look up a book you loved recently and get read-alike recommendations. Limit your results by age group or even mood. Want something with a plot that is action-packed and characters that are snarky? How about a lush writing style and a leisurely pace? You can mix and match all kinds of fun elements to search for books that are just what you want. Make sure you also check out the great lists of award winners, book discussion guides, and curricular connections!

Recent Book Reviews

Chromebooks are available for one week checkout!

Chromebooks are available for one week checkout!

We now have four Chromebooks that are available to be checked out for one week at a time! What is a Chromebook? It's a simple laptop that uses Google's Chrome operating system and is used primarily for internet access. These laptops are made available by a grant from the Missouri State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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