Elkhart County Historical Museum hosts Summer Book Club for Young Readers

Elkhart County Historical Museum

BRISTOL, Ind. - The Elkhart County Historical Museum is hosting a new summer reading club geared toward elementary and middle school children.

The book club will meet once a month at the Elkhart County Historical Museum to discuss stories set in museums.

The first meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m.

The program is free, and two copies of that month’s featured book will be given away in a drawing at each meeting.

June’s book is Milo’s Museum, a picture book written by Zetta Elliott and illustrated by Purple Wong.

This program will include a read-aloud of the story, short group discussion, and a small group activity. The suggested age range is five to 10.

On July 18, the featured book will be the Newberry Medal winning book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg. The suggested age range for this program is eight to 12.

On August 8, the featured book will be Wonderstruck, a half-novel, half-graphic novel, by Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator Brian Selznick. Both books are available at Elkhart Public Library, and more copies can be read at the Elkhart County Historical Museum. The suggested age range for this program is 10 to14.

Organizers say kids will be encouraged to discover more about themselves, their communities, and museums at each meeting.

This program is presented as part of the museum's current exhibit, "Clues Through the Lens", which uses the museum’s image collection to invite visitors to be their own history detectives.

No registration is required. You can find more information here.

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