Moms and daughters brought together over a love of reading

By Lisa Baum

Beaconsfield Library is set to launch its new season of Moms’ and Daughters’ Book Club, which brings together girls in Grade 5 and 6 and their moms to read and talk about books.

During the 1998 Ice Storm, a group of book-loving mothers and daughters met by candlelight in Beaconsfield Library and passed around copies of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Fifteen years later, the book club is still alive and well and set to start up a new season, still in its original location.

Geraldine Rose, the organizer of the club, has been with the group since its inception. She commented “when we started we were a group of eight moms and eight daughters. We went on until June and in September of that year they all came back!.” 

The club allows girls in Grades 5 and 6 to share their love of reading with their moms and other girls of the same age group. Every month a book is chosen, democratically, by the electorate of girls and moms.
As Geraldine puts it “they come along with a book they are presenting and then the girls vote. If there’s a tie then the mums vote.” There are also prizes given out at Moms’ and Daughters’ book club, including paperback editions of the books that the group is reading.

The book club meets monthly on a Monday, and the first meeting of this season is on Sept. 9.

The book club is open to all members of Beaconsfield library, and membership of the library is free to residents of Kirkland and Beaconsfield.
If you and your daughter would like to register, get in touch with Geraldine at:

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