The Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe in Port Washington is running free summer book clubs on Wednesday evenings in July for kids entering grades 1 through 5.
"It's not like school. The kids will talk about what they loved, what else they're reading," says Debbie Klein, book buyer and seller for the Dolphin's children's room. "It's a fun summer book club." Each meeting will last about 30 minutes, she says.
On July 15, the younger kids will discuss "The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame. On July 22, it's "Dear Max" by Sally Grindley and on July 29 "Nim's Island" by Wendy Orr. On July 15, the older kids will discuss "The 13 Clocks" by James Thurber. On July 22, it's "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls, and on July 29 "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynne Reid Banks.
The shop is at 299 Main St., Port Washington. Registration is required; email email@example.com.