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 Tween readers ages 8 to 11 are invited to participate in this virtual discussion of THE STRANGERS (Greystone Secrets #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix, hosted by book club leader Sara.

Register for this event here:
In early November, participants will receive an email with information about picking up their reserved book club kit. Then, before the virtual Zoom discussion on Monday, November 30, a separate email with instructions to join the book club meeting will be sent.
This program is free and open to readers ages 8-11. Questions can be directed to Sara at

Registered participants will receive a book club kit in advance of the meeting, which includes:

- 1 copy of THE STRANGERS
- 1 set of discussion questions
- 1 bookmark
- 1 themed activity or craft

About the book:
"What makes you you?
The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. They’ve been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom.
But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children—who share the same first and middle names, ages, and exact birth dates as the Greystone kids—reach the Greystone family. This bizarre coincidence makes them wonder: Who exactly are these strangers? Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a mysterious work trip. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.
In this absorbing new series, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix takes readers on her most thrilling adventure yet."



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Book Request graphicDo you miss browsing the library shelves or chatting with a librarian to find your new favorite book? While we can't perfectly recreate the magic of a visit to the library, we can use our vast book knowledge to recommend a book or two based on your likes, dislikes, and preferences! Fill out the form to request 1-3 books based upon your provided information and preferences. Please allow at least 3 business days for librarians to receive and consider your request. Once a book or books have been selected, you will receive a robo-call prompting you to coordinate a curbside pick-up time at our temporary location in Bear Pointe Plaza.

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This service is available for all ages, children through adults. Please note that the form must be filled out for each new request. If you are an educator or parent with a more specific request or in need of additional title and/or author recommendations, please reach out to Sara at



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