50 Book Club

Each year, Paterson school library media specialists and teachers help children keep track of their reading. Each child who reads 50 books is honored on 50 Book Club Day on the first Thursday in June at the Paterson Free Public Library. 50 Book Club members receive a certificate, personalized stickers, and bookmarks.

Kids who read, succeed! And we can all encourage our children to read. To promote reading, Paterson Public Schools, the Paterson Free Public Library, and PEF are partners in the Paterson 50 Book Club.

In 2022, over 140 children read 50 books or more! We call that a remarkable comeback after being on hiatus for 2 years.