Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Catching Up!

Wow! It has been a busy few months since my last post. Updates got a little behind with summer vacations and all, but hopefully I will be more up-to-date now that school is back in session and I'm on a regular routine!

Things have really blossomed with Kozy Korner Book Cafe. We are now up to four groups of book clubs with monthly Gatherings. They are:

Gatherings for Girls - for girls in grades 3-5
Books for Boys - for boys in grades 3-5
Book Cafe - for boys and girls in grades 1 & 2
Cafe Jr. - for boys and girls ages 3-kindergarten

Some of the ages/levels are flexible depending on reading levels. Sometimes early third graders will do better in the Book Cafe group and then can move up to the boys or girls group when their skills are more advanced. Likewise, if your child's reading skills are above their age group, they can participate in another group that better suits their needs.

We have a full slate of Gatherings scheduled for October! Be sure to check the Upcoming Dates section of the blog. October is also "Bring a Friend Month." If your child is not already participating in one of our groups and would like to attend the appropriate Gathering to see what it is all about, please contact me and I can let you know all the details. My current Kozy Korner buddies can bring a friend with them in October. Just let me know how many are coming!

Registration forms for all of the groups are available at Whole Day Cafe. There are also copies of all of our current books there as well. Once you turn in your registration, you will be able to get your book. You only need to complete the registration form one time. From that point on, you can let me know month to month if your child will be joining us for the Gatherings.

I'm excited about our upcoming plans. In November we will again have something special set up at Whole Day during the Candlelight Walk downtown. Kids will be able to come in, cozy up with some books and read for a bit while their parents enjoy a coffee or latte. There will be a Take-Home craft for all children who stop by our Kozy Korner area. We will roll out a new program at that time as well!

I'm looking forward to a month filled with fun reading, activities and time together at our Kozy Korner Book Cafe monthly gatherings. Hope to see you and your children there!

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