Bethany Invites Children to Free Book Club Event 

BETHANY, W. Va. – Children in kindergarten to sixth grade are invited to be a part of Boomer’s Book Club on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children’s Library on Bethany College’s campus.

Children will have the opportunity to make their way through various stations in the library, which include interactive activities and games that foster reading and literacy skills. One station will allow the children to explore the Children’s Library, where they can complete an interest survey and find books they would like to borrow.

Another station features a Reader’s Theater, where children can record and watch their performances. Students in Bethany’s theatre program will bring books to life, as they guide children through an interactive read-aloud.

The morning will conclude with a special guest, Sea Feather the pony, which has a book written about him.

A parent’s lounge will be offered, including Wi-Fi access and refreshments, and there will be door prizes for children and adults.

Although the event is free, a donation box will be on-site for canned goods, necessities, monetary donations and gift cards for the Mozingo family of Follansbee, W.Va., who lost everything in a tragic house fire.

Boomer’s Book Club is being held by staff at the T.W. Phillips Library as well as members of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for education.

“Our goal of the reading camp is to give back to the community, promote awareness of the Children's Library, and ultimately, encourage and motivate children to read,” said Angela Icard, Assistant Professor of Reading Education at Bethany.

In addition to KDP members and library workers, Physical Education Club, Theatre, and Communication and Media Arts students are assisting with the literacy events.

Parents should register online at by Friday, Nov. 1. Space is limited to 48 children. Questions should be directed to Icard at 304-829-7762.