Ms. Megan the Teen Librarian and I have enjoyed a new merger between Rocky River Middle School and Rocky River Public Library. We have been thrilled to offer “Book Tastings” to 375 students in the 6th and 7th grade. What is a book tasting? Let’s dig in and find out!
Book Tastings are a new library trend where librarians, teachers, and book publishers encourage the love of reading. Tables are set up to look like a restaurant with specific topics of books that have been selected for high interest. This venture included putting together tables of non-fiction and traditional folk tales to match the schools “40 Book Challenge” curriculum. Readers then take turns briefly visiting each table where they can get a quick “taste” of each book to see if they would like to check it out to take home.
The extra fun part is when Ms. Megan and I go around the room and serve everyone snacks for each course of tastings! However, what we love even more is the large volume of books that go home with each student. We look forward to hosting more “Book Tastings” with Rocky River Middle School staff and students next year!
Here are some of the most popular books
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Trouble Don’t Last by Shelly Pearsall
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley