Project LIT is a global initiative to help kids, tweens, and teens engage with the real events shaking our country and the world at large. As a chapter in the Project LIT Community, the Trove and Edge staff organizes discussions revolving around recommended titles, highlighting and celebrating books that affirm and value all students. Our Project LIT Book Club for Kids & Tweens is for grades 4-8 and our Project LIT Book Club for Teens is for grades 7-12.
We have been repeatedly blown away by our discussion participants, who have been smart, insightful, and continue to make connections between the books and the issues currently affecting the world. We hope to encourage participants to become global citizens who will proudly take a stand against injustice and work to make the world a better place.
If you’re interested in Project LIT, talk to your favorite librarian about enrolling your child in our next discussion! Lists of the Project LIT Community book selections (with eBook and audiobook links to OverDrive/Libby & Hoopla) can be found in the Reading Lists section of the Library’s website.
Our Project LIT Book Club for Kids & Tweens will be reading to discuss A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan in November. We will be virtually meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 4:30 p.m. Kids and tweens in grades 4-8 are invited to discuss the book and then play a trivia game. Please register here and then place a hold on the print book using our catalog here. If you prefer the eBook, you can find it on OverDrive/Libby here.
In December, we’ll meet on Wednesday, December 8th at 4:30 p.m. to discuss We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly. Please register here and then place a hold on the print book using our catalog here. If you prefer the eBook, you can find it on OverDrive/Libby here. The audiobook is also available on OverDrive here.
Our Project LIT Book Club for Teens will be reading The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater in November. We will be virtually meeting on Thursday, November 4th at 5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to discuss the book and then play a trivia game. After you register, you can reserve the book in print or digitally through OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla.
In December, join librarians Kat and Lauren for a discussion with Scott Reintgen aboutThe Nyxia Triad. We'll meet on Thursday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. You’re welcome to attend even if you’ve just read the first book, but fair warning that all three books are fair game for discussion. We have many, many copies of Nyxia in the library collection: after you register, check one out in print or digitally through Libby.