Do you have a favorite book (or fairy tale) that you just think everyone should read? Now's your chance to bring your own book or story to show-and-tell with fellow young adults and teen readers on Zoom!
Since February 26 is Tell a Fairy Tale Day, YA librarian Paul Flagg will start the conversation by sharing a wizarding classic from the world of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This collection of five original fairy tales includes "The Tale of the Three Brothers," as seen in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows.
If you would like to read and discuss this book recommendation as well, a bunch of copies are currently being held at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library. You are also welcome to place a hold on The Tales of Beedle the Bard and have a copy sent directly to your nearest library if you'd prefer.
Did you know that you can count a fairy tale toward the Yearlong Reading Challenge theme for the month of October? Fairy tales tend to fall under that month's theme of "less than 100 pages." You don't need to read books in a specific order to participate in the Reading Together challenge.
Learn about the different monthly challenges, get recommendations for books to read, and find other ways to connect with your reading community at our website, bpl.org/yearlong. Reading is more fun when we're reading together!