Teen Xtra Reading Groups are aimed at 11-14 year olds.
The Reading Groups are not just about reading, the groups gets involved with writing reviews, lively discussions & media work.
Stourbridge Teenage Reading Group
We meet every month on a Monday at 3.30pm, for between 8 and 10 young people from 11 upwards.
Refreshments are provided in the form of biscuits and drinks.
The whole session lasts for around 45-50 minutes. We look at the latest new books and try to read as many as possible. We discuss the books we have read and we give brief outlines of any recommendations for next months reading. The teenagers take review sheets which they (sometimes!) complete and return to the next meeting.
The group members particularly enjoyed one session when they were able to put their own book reviews on the Internet. One member received an E mail from David Almond thanking her for her review of his novel 'Skellig' which subsequently won the coveted Carnegie Medal .We sometimes have a quiz or a game, and we have had several guest speakers including Douglas Hill the science fiction writer; Adrian Chiles from TV's 'Working Lunch'.
Halesowen Teenage Reading Group.
Meets once a month in the school term every month on Saturday. For 11-14 year olds, the group looks at the new books each month; at present we are also looking at different genres and discussing our favourites.
Wordsley Teenage Reading Group.
Meets every month in school terms only on a Friday at 4pm. We discuss what we have been reading and look at the new books that have come into the library as well as playing games and taking part in library based activities. Approx age 11 years old upwards.
Sedgley Teenage Reading Group.
Sedgley Library now has a Teenage Reading Group aimed at 12+ age group. Members select from 2 or 3 titles which are then discussed at the next meeting. The young people offer suggestions for titles to be discussed and a popular example was 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.
The meetings are monthly on Tuesdays from 4.15-5pm.
For more information on the Teenage Reading Groups contact your local library.