PARIS — Paris Public Library’s “Novel Idea Book Club” will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 16, the third Tuesday of the month, to discuss “The Castle in the Attic” by Elizabeth Winthrop, a juvenile fiction selection.

A synopsis from Goodreads: William has just received the best present of his life – an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle, with a drawbridge, a moat and a fingerhigh knight to guard the gates. It’s the mysterious castle his housekeeper has told him about, and even though William is sad she’s leaving, now the castle is his.

William can’t wait to play with the castle — he’s certain there’s something magical about it. And sure enough, when he picks up the tiny silver knight, it comes alive in his hand! Sir Simon tells William a mighty story of wild sorcery, wizards and magic. And suddenly William is off on a fantastic quest to another land and another time — where a fiery dragon and an evil wizard are waiting to do battle.

To secure a book, call the Paris Public Library at 207-743-6994 as soon as possible. The library will obtain a copy on loan.

A refreshment related to the book will be available.

For those who are unable to attend, there is an option of being a “Silent Participant,” who reads the monthly selection and e-mails his thoughts about the book to the children’ prior to the discussion date and by 6 p.m. Responses from each “Silent Participant” will be shared during the discussion.

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