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Cafe Book

2015 Top Teen Picks

Students Choose "Top Picks"

Cafe Book 2015: Dixon-Smith Top Picks

What’s all of the cheering about? Recently, teens from Dixon-Smith Middle School’s Cafe Book program came to Central Rappahannock Regional Library for their Get Together Day. Here, the students learn which of the 20 Cafe Book titles they voted for became their school’s Top Picks. As you can see, many of the students got very excited when their favorite books were announced as top picks.

Besides discovering the Top Picks, students also played a trivia game, a kind of "Cafe Book Jeopardy,” with questions about the books they read.  After the program, they were given a tour of the library and had time to browse and check out books. The Get Together Days are a rewarding experience for students and staff alike.   

About Cafe Book

Teens at area schools eat lunch in the school library and talk about the latest and hottest books published for teenagers. After reading their choices from selected titles, the teens share their thoughts with each other. The ultimate goal is to produce a booklist of each school's Top Picks.

Café Book is supported by a generous donation from the Carver family in memory of their mother Ruth---middle school librarian, literacy advocate, and lover of reading.

If you are interested in starting a Cafe Book program in your school, please visit our wiki or email for more information.