Downtown Library’s Mark Twain Readers Club

The Mark Twain Readers Club is a book club hosted by the Children’s Department at the Downtown Library for kids in 4th through 8th grade. All you have to do to be a member is read the current Mark Twain Award nominees. You can win prizes and be entered for a really cool grand prize just for reading the books.

Here’s how to become a member:

  1. Read a Mark Twain nominee from any of the SJPL branches
  2. Log your books electronically at or visit the Downtown Library
  3. If you like to attend the party, you must read 4 books.


  • Prizes are awarded after reading 1 book, 4 books, and 8 books.
  • After 4 books, your name is put into a drawing for $50 which party attendees are eligible to win.

The program runs through March each year and we will have a book/pizza party to discuss the nominees, eat pizza, and have the prize drawings. You also get to vote for your favorite Mark Twain nominee.

Call 816-232-3812 for more information.

To see this year’s final nominees 

To see this year’s not-quite nominees