The Truman/Gateway Readers Club is a book club hosted by the Downtown Library for kids in 7th through 12th grade. All you have to do to be a member is read the current Truman/Gateway 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 Truman or Gateway nominee from any of the SJPL branches
  2. Fill out this form with your information and select the book(s) you’ve finished.
  3. Each time you’ve read a new Truman or Gateway title, fill out the form again. We’ll keep track and contact you when you’ve earned a prize.


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

The program runs through March every 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 Truman or Gateway nominee.

Call 232-7729 for more information.


To see the list for this year’s Truman nominees 

To see the list for this year’s Gateway nominees