by Karnecia Williams, Inglenook Branch Library
The significance of names is beyond mere names. Names connect us to our families, give us identity and meaning, and though they are chosen before our characters are determined, names verify our existence in the world. With that in mind, the name of the Readers Are Leaders Book Club was chosen to provide an umbrella of purpose for children to constantly connect to and empower themselves with. Through books containing stories and characters that mirror aspects of their lives, the name of the book club also encourages children to positively take responsibility and become leaders in their own lives. What’s in name? Everything.
The Readers Are Leaders Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Inglenook Library. Contact us at 205-849-8739 for details. Visit the BPL event calendar for upcoming Inglenook programs and check out the Inglenook Library on Flickr.