Teens can enhance their reading and social skills at the Pyramid Book Club at North Library (1192 Vollintine Ave.).
The 15-year-old book club offers teens an opportunity to read and then discuss issues affecting them. Librarian Johnnie Mosley coordinates the book club and other teen programs.
“Teens know that during the programs, they can have fun at the library and find themselves surrounded by a caring library staff, committed to helping them become productive citizens,” Mosley said.
While teens are encouraged to read each month’s selection before attending, they are welcomed to attend, even if they have not read the book.
“As a result of homework and extracurricular activities, we understand that all teens may not have an opportunity to read the materials all of the time,” Mosley explained. “We will never turn teens away for not reading!”
Teens choose popular authors like Sharon Draper, Sharon Flake, Walter Mosley, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Jason Reynolds or publications, like Sports Illustrated Kids, Jabberblabber Family Magazine, The Commercial Appeal and USA Today.
For more information about the Pyramid Book Club or other teen activities at North Library, call (901) 415-2775.
By: Mary Jean Hall, special to Memphis Public Libraries