Read Aloud Book Clubs

Row of BooksThe Cleburne Public Library received a 2024 grant to promote reading and literacy within local communities.

The grant programfunded by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commissionaims to bring awareness to the importance and benefits of reading aloud, provide information and resources for equipping, and offer modeling and interactive opportunities to practice reading aloud. 

Goals of the Read Aloud Book Clubs Project

  • To bring awareness to the significance and importance of reading aloud as a means by which to promote and foster literacy.
  • To provide resources and opportunities for families to access and experience reading aloud. 
  • To offer a space for community to form for likeminded people to gather and discuss their experiences of reading aloud, learn from each other, and create connections. 
  • To illustrate reading aloud and spoken stories in a public environment. 
  • To foster a love of reading with engaging reading activities. 
  • To supply families with curated read aloud selections. 

The intended audience are parents, caregivers, families and children in our community from October through April.

New Book Clubs

The library will offer three new book clubs: Family, Juvenile and Picture Book, limited to 5-7 family units. The library will give away copies of the title to keep, read together and enjoy the read aloud, read together experience. 

Registration is required because space is limited. One book will be provided per family to keep. Call 817-645-0934 for details.