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.

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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