Allegany-Limestone Central School

Library & Media Services

Mrs. Grainer is holding a Book Club for 4th and 5th grade students only.

Students who join will need to read one book in a specific genre (for example: fantasy, nonfiction, realistic fiction, etc.) during the month.  Then they will need to turn in a sheet (provided by Mrs. Grainer at that first meeting) that lists the book’s title, author and number of stars (like, for example: 1 star is I didn’t like it at all to 5 stars is I LOVED it!).  Then you need to write only 2-3 sentences describing what the book is about.  Finally, you need to pick 3 words or phrases that you feel BEST describe this book.  You will need to use the words on the bookmarks that you will get, or on the library walls for this part.  The Book Hooks to be created by Book Club members will be kept in a 3-ring binder in the library where everyone can see them.  There will also be lists of books that Mrs. Grainer will create on

5th graders will usually meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month, except for June:

  • October 5, 2016 (both groups to introduce Book Club)
  • November 2, 2016
  • December 7, 2016
  • January 4, 2017
  • February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • May 10, 2017 (2nd Wednesday, due to NYS Math Testing the previous week)
  • June 7, 2017 – Final meeting for year with 4th graders (NOTE: This is 2nd Wed.)


4th graders will usually meet on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of every month:

  • October 5, 2016 (both groups to introduce Book Club)
  • November 9, 2016
  • December 14, 2016
  • January 11, 2017
  • February 8, 2017
  • March 15, 2017 (3rd Wednesday, due to PreK screening)
  • April 19, 2017(3rd Wednesday, due to spring break!!)
  • May 17, 2017 (3rd Wednesday, due to NYS Math Testing the beginning of May)
  • June 7, 2017 – Final meeting for year with 5th graders

You will need to get your lunch if you are buying and then come down to the Library.  If you pack your lunch, you may just come down to the library. 
These are the books that I am asking students to read each month.  Students can go ahead if they want or read more than one book in that genre for the month, if they would like.
·       October 2016 - Adventure Fiction (to be discussed in November)
·       November 2016 - Science Fiction (to be discussed in December)
·       December 2016 – Realistic Fiction (to be discussed in January)
·       January 2017 – Mystery (to be discussed in February)
·       February 2017 – Nonfiction/Biography (to be discussed in March)
·       March 2017 - Historical Fiction (to be discussed in April)
·       April 2017 - Fantasy (to be discussed in May)
·       May 2017 – Own Choice
·       June 2016 - Pick the favorite book from all the genres that you read during this year's book club to discuss.
To get to a website with lots of interesting books, including a list of interesting possibilities for different books to read each month, please click on the link below.  Students do NOT need to login with an e-mail address.