Book Club 2 Go
Grades 1 through 12
Everything you need for successful Children’s or Young Adult book club discussion is in these Book Club 2 Go Kits.
Each kit contains 10 paperback copies of a title, resource guide and a club sign-up sheet. Paperbacks are numbered so moderators can keep track of books borrowed by club members. A club moderator must have a valid Montclair Library card to borrow a kit.
Moderators are responsible for collecting all book copies and returning a complete kit to the library. Check out time is six weeks. Books 2 Go Kits are located on the 3rd floor Youth Services Department of the main library where the kits can be checked out and returned.
Titles Available for Checkout:
Beginner Readers – Grades 1-3
Brenner, Martha Abe Lincoln’s Hat
DiCamillo, Kate Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Look, Lenore Alvin Ho : Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects and Other Man-Made
Winter, Jeanette The Librarian of Basra – A True Story from Iraq (Hardcover Picture Book)
Intermediate Readers Grades 3-5
Curtis, Christopher Bud Not Buddy
Dahl, Roald The Enormous Crocodile
Davies, Jacqueline The Lemonade War
Gannett, Ruth Stiles My Father’s Dragon
Juster, Norton The Phantom Tollbooth
Young Adult Readers Grades 6-8
Anderson, Laurie Chains
Bacigalupi, Paolo Ship Breaker
Choldenko, Gennifer Al Capone Does My Shirts
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book
Pfeffer, Susan Life As We Knew It
Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl
Young Adult Readers Grades 8-12
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games
Dashner, James The Maze Runner
Myers, Walter Dean Monster
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief
PARENT RESOURCE CENTER
Our parenting collection includes over 500 books and many DVDs that provide a variety of information to parents and other patrons who work with children. The collection is housed in the Children's Room, on the 3rd floor of the main library, so that parents and patrons can easily access these important materials while visiting the library with children. The collection is further supported by the adult non-fiction collection on the 2nd floor, which gives patrons a sampling of the parenting information that the Library has to offer.
Subjects addressed in the parenting collection include: pregnancy, childbirth, baby names, newborn care, nutrition, early childhood literacy, potty training, single parenting, fatherhood, gay parenting, child development, raising teenagers, education, medical and mental health issues, and homeschooling. You can also find the Montclair public school curriculum in this collection for your reference.
Community Websites for Parents
NJPIRC is a program of Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey (PCA-NJ), a statewide, non-profit organization founded in 1979. In 2006, the US Department of Education awarded a five year grant that will allow PCA-NJ to provide leadership and technical assistance to non-profit organizations and local educational agencies to help those organizations put successful parental involvement programs in place.
Parent to Parent, a collaboration with the Family Support Center of NJ, is a statewide network of parents supporting families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, and special health needs.
Links to help you plan family day trips to exciting destinations throughout New Jersey and New York, with some trip reports
Educational Websites for Parents
This award-winning website for children's health and development offers reliable information on everything from preventing children's sports injuries to helping children to cope with difficult emotions.
This site, named "Best of the Web" by New York Public Library, provides clear, concise, jargon-free news and information related to children’s health, development and education.
Internet safety, help, and education resource
TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER
If you work with a school or day care center which serves youth in Montclair, you are eligible for a School/Bulk Loan Card, which can be used only at the Montclair Public Library. School/Bulk Loans give teachers and child-care providers access to a collection of books (up to 25) to be used in the classroom. Please see children's staff on 3rd floor for requirements.
We would love to have your class visit our library. Take a tour, come for a storytime , check out some great books-call us and schedule a visit! To schedule a visit, callLisa Sedita, Youth Services Supervisor, at 973-744-0500 Ext.2238.
Assignment Alert Forms
If you have assigned a project that requires library research, please let us know more about it so we are better-prepared to assist your students. Click here for the Assignment Alert form
Websites for Educators
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides web access to some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities. Lesson plans are also available for educators.
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