Book nerds school wide are preparing for this year’s latest Laramie High School book club.

The school librarian, Reesa Florom, is excited to be running this year’s group.

“Everyone who loves to read, or wants to read, or thinks they might be interested, or just wants to find out about it is welcome,” said Florom.

Possibilities for the club are heterogeneous in nature. She’s considered everything from a large group with one book, separate groups with different books, differing styles, or even different books.

The potentials for the book club are the main reasons for a discussion-based meeting this I&E. They will also discuss how often they want to meet, and where their reading schedule will fall.

The book club students, other than the joy of reading a book with peers and discussing, will also be able to participate at the library’s end of the year party, at which they will play games, eat food, and earn prizes.

Book selection, like the other variables of the book club, is very open for ideas and possibilities.

“I don’t want to force anyone to read a potential book they don’t want to because I think it should be picked by the group,” said Florom.

That’s why this Wednesday, during I&E, any students interested in participating in book club will be primarily discussing plans and ideas, as opposed to jumping into something they potentially don’t want to do.

“I think at this stage, it’s pretty open to what it can do,” said Florom.

This kind of flexibility opens an opportunity for all students, depending on who expresses interest in the meeting.

Students who’ve been doing book club for most of their life and students who are coming for the first time alike will be able to sit side by side and come to an agreement on how they want things to be run.

In some ways, this is one of the purest examples of no person left behind, as every ones voice will be heard and acted upon.

In the past, groups have often split based on interests, but every years group will be different, so there are still many possibilities for what could happen. They could even have a new book purchased for them specifically.

Book clubs are a great way for slower readers to get involved in reading, an important skill to have for standardized tests, because they are a low stress environment.

As Florom described, it’s really a chance for students to bond over reading, and read with friends, which is why it’s student run and will include a party at the end of the year.

Unlike in class, where deadlines are ridged and there will often be a final test, this is about reading. They’re not getting quizzed over the content.