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family book clubs

Read Together.

Discuss Books.

Make Friends.

START (Serving, Thriving, and Reading Together) is a unique humanities-based and family-focused program building community among military and civilian families. Six weekly storytelling, reading, and discussion sessions featuring award-winning children’s books are led by professional storytellers and story lovers. The program is free for participants.

Families with children ages 6 to 12 will enjoy discussing children’s stories about such ideas as family, courage, and community.

By participating, your family will...


• Make new friends in the community
• Enjoy reading and sharing ideas together
• Learn more about community and
    library resources
• Plant the seeds for future academic
Additional highlights include:


• Kid-friendly dinners
• Awesome picture books to read each week
• Door prizes
• Additional book gifts to build your family library
national endowment for the humanities, prime time inc
This initiative, part of the Blue Star Books program, is a collaborative effort of The National Endowment for the Humanities and Blue Star Families with support from PRIME TIME, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the following: Disney, Military Child Education Coalition, The Florida Humanities Council, Jacksonville Public Libraries, First Command, and others.