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DCF Book Club

The DCF Book Award program and the Stowe Free Library DCF Book Club

Since 1956 Vermont middle-grade children have voted for their favorite book in a program designed to  help them become enthusiastic readers and to honor Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. 

Schools and libraries in Vermont have DCF Book Clubs to encourage children to read the books on the  DCF list. The list is comprised of 30 titles, ranging in age appropriateness and reading levels, for 4th graders. If you’d like to see what other Vermont kids have to say about the DCF books and if you’d like  to add your own comments, check out the DCF Blog at

Here at the Stowe Free Library, our DCF Book Club is for children in grades 5-7. Any child in those grades  who loves to read and talk about books is welcome to attend. We meet monthly (when possible),  usually on a Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 to talk about a book, play a trivia game based on the book,  and/or do other activities. 


The library provides multiple copies of the DCF books for kids to borrow ahead of time. Our next  meeting is on Tuesday, January 20th at 5:30. The book is   One Came Home by Amy Timberlake.





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Listen to Hiding Out in the Pankcake Palace's DCF book discussion on VPR!


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I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.Ralph Waldo Emerson