Learning to become a nature detective is just one example of the skills that young readers can learn when they take part in Island Readers & Writers ‘BookGear’ program. BookGear has been created by a group of enthusiastic readers of all ages to help others share a passion for books.

An adult facilitator will work with a group of young readers, first to read a specific book, then to engage in discussions and activities inspired by
the book. IRW provides the activities, questions to get you (the educator) started, and all the materials. You provide the readers and the enthusiasm. Together, we will create some fun! BookGear has grown out of IRW’s popular Friends Over Books program.