New Fort St. John book club for teens starts this month

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A new book club for teens is starting up this month.

The club launches Sept. 27 through the Fort St. John Literacy Society, and is aimed at youth ages 12 to 18.

“This a program that we wanted to put together to reach that teenage demographic. We have program for adults and programs for the little ones, but we didn’t have much that was specific targeting that young adult early teen group,” said Executive Director Jessica Kalman.

Participants will meet digitally over Zoom and themed activities and games are planned around each book.

This month’s book is paranormal romance novel The Beautiful and the Damned. Similar spooky-themed novels are being considered for the fall months.

“I want to hear what they would like to see,” says program co-ordinator Taylor Mills. “I always aim to learn and grow with people, because I think life is all about learning. And this is a new club, so I want people to be able to feel connected and grow with it.”

Books are provided free, all participants have to do is sign up and take part.

To learn more, get in touch with Literacy Society.

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News

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