Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bobby's Books for Boys Book Group @ the Kansas City Public Library

Retiring Guy follows the Kansas City Public Library on Twitter.

Link to October 27 Wednesday Sun article, "Librarian begins book club to encourage boys to read".

Excerpt: The newest book club selections in the Kansas City Public Library are for boys only.

Bobby Gordon, children’s associate librarian, started “Bobby’s Books for Boys Book Group” on Oct. 20 at the Plaza Library, 4801 Main St., to encourage young men to read.

Gordon said he wanted to create the group for quite a while.

Many times, when boys come to the library, they play on the computers. Gordon hopes to help them gravitate toward books instead.

“They just get on the computers, although I do have some readers,” Gordon said. “… I thought let’s see how many I could get together and that’s what we’re doing

Related article:
Getting boys excited about reading.  (4/10/2009)

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