A book club for area children has become a popular community outreach for Mallalieu United Methodist Church in St. Martinville. The “Neighborhood Literacy Book Club” is a monthly ministry for kids in the community in grades K-5. Children work in groups with church volunteers to build reading fluency and comprehension skills. The kids make new friends while having fun playing reading and vocabulary games.
Each day, participants get a snack, sing a song and join in a circle of prayer. As an added bonus, area high school seniors are now offering tutoring in Math to the book club participants.