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Hillsboro schools, library begin a book club for boys

In an attempt to attract boys to the fun and enjoyment of reading, Hillsboro Public Library and Hillsboro Elementary and Middle Schools are collaborating to begin a new library program called “Guys Read.”

“Guys Read” is a monthly book discussion group open to boys in fourth through eighth grade. The goal is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers by helping them find books they want to read and introducing them to male reading role models from throughout the community.

“We would like guys to know reading can be much more than achieving the necessary assigned reading points for school,” library director Cathleen Fish said. “It can be fun, a lifelong joy, and hobby.”

Times and dates for the discussion groups have yet to be determined. During the summer months, the group will meet on a weekday afternoon at the Hillsboro City Building.

The program will be funded by a $250 grant the Hillsboro Public Library received from the State Library of Kansas to purchase book club kits.

For more information or to become a leader or mentor, contact Fish at (620) 947-3827 or email at

Last modified April 23, 2015