Wednesday, December 11, 2013


  Everyone needs a pick me up after a long day at school - and there is no better way than being a part of the PMCoffee Book Club.  I love spending time with a good book and coffee!!  This fun group has already shown how much they enjoy a good book and are enthusiastic about trying to convince others to read the book they just finished (or are in the middle of).  We have had some great discussions and look forward to creating some "teasers" about our books and sharing them with others via our blog.
   Take a moment and say Hi to our Castle Rock     PMCoffee    Book Club.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


   Nothing beats doughnuts in the morning, unless you can combine it with good books!  Let me introduce you to our morning Book Club group - the Doughnuts.  They brave the early morning to meet at 7:30 in the library - yet they come in ready to take on the next book.  Say Good Morning to our AM Doughnuts and ask what they are currently reading.  I am sure they will gladly tell you all about their latest book.

New School Year - New Book Club Opportunities

     Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year.  As the new year gets off to a fast and furious start, we look forward to another fun filled year of Book Club and great books.  We will be moving the club meeting day to Thursday this year and will continue to offer a morning group that meets at 7:30 and an after school group that meets at 3:15.  We have lots of ideas a great opportunities this year so stop by and see Mrs. Hoyt to sign up.

Monday, May 6, 2013


       Looking for a good book to read this summer?  The Castle Rock book club, Readers of the Lost Library, have also been doing a lot of reading.  Their list of summer reading ideas is sure to be a big hit.  Check in and see if you can find your next great book.


     The Castle Rock Breakfast Club has been busy reading all year and we have discovered lots of great books.  As summer approaches we would like to share our ideas and thoughts on summer reading fun.  You know it is a good book when your fellow students recommend it!  Enjoy your summer and Happy Reading.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Not Your Usual Shade of Gray

     One of my favorite books this year has been "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys.  When I first mention the title, many people raised their eyebrows and wondered what type of books I was asking my book clubs to read.  But this book is not what you think - it is a historical fiction story that takes you into a little-known event in history.  This is the story of 15 year old Lina, a Lithuianian girl who is sent to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia during World War II.  This is a "survival" story in every sense of the word and one that will truly make you realize just what it takes to be a survivor.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Year - New Books

With a break from school and homework I want to know if any of you took the opportunity to read something new. Did you discover a new series? Did you read an old favorite? What are the new exciting books out there? What books should I read? Did you read something you think should be added to the library? Here is your opportunity to share..........let everyone know what their next book should be!

Read It Again, and Again, and Again

Everyone has their favorite book. Some of them may be something you have read recently, and some may be a favorite from years past. Have you ever thought about WHY that particular book is your favorite book? What is so special about the book? Share your favorite book with us and tell us what makes it so special.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Infinity Ring

The Readers of the Lost Library read the book "The Infinity Ring - A Mutiny in Time" by James Dashner. They had mixed opinions about the book. The book is about time travel. The book starts out in the future and along the way they go deeper in the past. The characters have to travel into the past to fix something that will affect the future. Their task is to save the future and it could cost them their life. Read it to see if they succeed.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wild Life

"WILD LIFE" by DeFelice       

    After reading the book "Wild Life" by DeFelice the Breakfast Club readers had a great discussion about what they liked and didn't like about the book.  Some of them were surprised that they really liked the book because it didn't look like the type of book they would enjoy.
     In our discussion we decided that a boy that runs away from home, steals a dog, and sets off as winter is approaching in North Dakota could end up in quite a bit of trouble.  It soon became apparent that many of the readers did not like the ending...........what about you?  Read the book and take our survey on what you think of the ending.  

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     After a long day of classes and learning what could be better than relaxing with a good book and a fun group of readers?  Monday after school you will find an awesome group of students coming together to participate in the Readers of the Lost Library book club. So put on your hat, grab your whip and satchel and get ready to explore and discover new and exciting books and genre's with Readers of the Lost Library.


       What a great way to start your week!!  At 7:30 Monday morning you will see this great bunch of students making their way to the Castle Rock Library to participate in the Castle Rock Breakfast Club (aka book club). So bring your coffee or juice, your book, and get ready for some fun discussions, creative activities and thoughts, and start your week off with a book!