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 success

Additional highlights include:

  • Kid-friendly dinners
  • Awesome picture books to read each week
  • Door prizes
  • Additional book gifts to build your family library

Family Book Clubs are coming in 2020 to:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Clarksville, TN
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Washington DC area
  • Waynesville, MO


To register for these events, check back in early 2020 for more details!

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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.