The St. Joseph Public Library is proud to offer juvenile book club kits for public use. Each kit includes fifteen copies of a single title.

The juvenile book club collection features both fiction and non-fiction titles at various reading levels, generally appropriate for children ages seven through twelve.

  • A juvenile book club kit is a bag of 15 books checked out to one person.                  
  • All 15 books must be checked out and returned as a complete unit.
  • Each juvenile book club kit may be checked out for up to 6 weeks.
  • Juvenile book club kits  may not be renewed.
  • The kits need to be returned at any St. Joseph Public Library branch during regular business hours; they may NOT be returned in the book drop.

The juvenile book club kits are housed at the East Hills Library, but you may pick up a juvenile book club kit at any of the four St. Joseph Public Library branches by placing a hold.

Call the East Hills Library at 236-2136 (or any St. Joseph Public Library  branch) to let a librarian know the book club kit that you would like to receive and they will place a hold for you.

We currently offer sixteen titles in the juvenile book club collection and hope to add more each year. If you have suggestions for titles to include in our juvenile book club collection, please contact Children’s Librarian, Jess Gould at jgould@sjpl.lib.mo.us or call East Hills Library at 236-2136.

To place a hold on a juvenile book club kit, please call the East Hills Library at 236-2136 or any St. Joseph Public Library branch.

Visit us on the  web at  sjpl.lib.mo.us to check the availability of juvenile book club kits through our library catalog.  A list of Book Club Kit Titles is below.

 

TITLE AUTHOR LEXILE
Al Capone Does My Shirts Choldenko, Ginnifer 600 Lexile
The Battle of the Labyrinth Riordan, Rick 590 Lexile
Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!  Brown, Jeff 640 Lexile
Hatchet  Paulsen, Gary 1020 Lexile
The Island of the Blue Dolphins  O’Dell, Scott 1000 Lexile
The Lightning Thief Riordan, Rick 740 Lexile
Mr. Popper’s Penguins  Atwater, Richard 910 Lexile
The Red Pyramid Riordan, Rick 650 Lexile
The Sea of Monsters Riordan, Rick 740 Lexile
Stone Fox Gardiner, John Reynolds 550 Lexile
The Titan’s Curse Riordan, Rick 630 Lexile
The Watsons Go to Birmingham– 1963 Curtis, Christopher Paul 1000 Lexile
Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy Rawls, Wilson 700 Lexile
Who Was Mark Twain? Prince, April Jones 910 Lexile
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? Bader, Bonnie 750 Lexile
Who Was Walt Disney? Stewart, Whitney 720 Lexile