Why join, you ask? There are so many reasons to join a book club. This opportunity can be an excellent way to enjoy books and challenge your mind. These clubs can also serve as a useful discipline to encourage you to read more, or to read books that you might not normally choose.
However, the bottom line reasons for joining a book club is to have fun, make friends and meet like-minded spirits.
Throughout the first semester, the book club will read four books, one each month. The first month, the staff is reading I Read It, but I Don't Get It by Chris Tovani. The community members are reading Dakota by Kathleen Norris.
In October, the groups will combine to read Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers.On Oct. 4 and 11, a scholar from South Dakota Humanities Council will come to lead the discussion.
Stephanie Light, elementary teacher, said, "The response by our staff has been amazing. Where else but Wakonda would all teachers of reading in K-12 choose to read professional literature and meet to discuss how to provide a better education for our students."
The book club began on Sept. 7; however, if you would like to join, there is still time. The hope is to continue this club throughout the entire year. Come to the library and share in the wonder of books.