Family Read-Aloud Book Club


Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Children's Storytime Room
At times exciting, at times heart-warming, this is the story of a wombat who is much braver than anyone imagined.

About the Book 

Read the book, "Braver" by Suzanne Selfors, as a family read-aloud or individually then meet at the library for a lively book discussion. All ages welcome. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk or online. Masks are required inside the library.


Lola Budge isn’t your average bare-nosed wombat. While her parents and neighbors in the Northern Forest want nothing more than peace and quiet, Lola loves to talk. Bored by the quiet routine of wombat life, Lola desperately wants something, anything, interesting to happen.

But when Lola follows the terrifying sound of unfamiliar screeching, she discovers a predator who has been kept in exile for many generations. And this creature has captured the peaceful wombats and carted them away―including Lola’s parents.

To save her family, Lola will need help from the Queen of Tassie Island herself. But the road to the golden city of Dore is long and treacherous for a young wombat, especially with predators on the loose. To save the ones she loves, Lola will have to brave infested swamps, rushing rivers, and soaring heights, while encountering all sorts of strange critters, both friend and foe.

About the Club 

Read the book as a family, together or individually, and meet at the library for a riveting book discussion and fun filled activities! 

  • For all ages with their family.
  • For both boys and girls.
  • The first 10 readers can pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk. Otherwise, you'll have to place the book on hold. Audiobooks are also available on the Hoopla app, accessed using your library card.
  • Sign up at the Kids' Desk or online.
  • Family encouraged to attend together.