Reading for a cause


Book club members

With many clubs at the Owatonna High School, a club that tends to go unnoticed is book club. Book club started in 2009 and was founded by Patsy Wall. Book club has between 10 to 12 students this year. Book club meets every Monday after school from 2:30- 3:15 and is held in the OHS student library. Food and drinks are provided during every meeting.  Junior Rebecca Zollner said, “I really like book club a lot. I like book club because I like to read and I have friends here.” The group mostly reads fiction, but they will read anything suggested by any of the members. Book club is not just a club that reads books; they also try to give back to the community. For example, book club has participated in the “From the Heart” race, by setting up a water station and offering water to the incoming runners. The members have also made quilts from scratch for people who need them in the community. The blankets also contained a book and a message saying, “It is never too early to start reading to your child.” There is a reason for the things book club does to give back to the community and to better help them. Mrs. Wall said, “I wanted people to learn how to give to others. You know, make something and give it away. It is a lot of hard work, but in the end you are helping someone else and to help promote reading.” The group is still trying to find more ways to give back and hoping more will want to attend. Book club is open for any and every one wanting to join.