A virtual book club for students in grades 9 – 12.


Summer Semester

June 25, July 23

About KNOW

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join Jana Marie Foundation for a new, interactive book club! KNOW Book Club provides an opportunity for self-discovery and self-reflection through vibrant discussions surrounding carefully selected works of literature.  In addition, KNOW will create connections, build community, and give readers the chance to think about their own mental health and the role mental health and wellness plays in our lives. This program is offered in partnership with Schlow Centre Region Library, with the support of the Downtown State College Rotary Club.  

The young adult titles we will explore will have stories and themes related to mental health that tend to be relevant to young people today, and that tie to the mission of Jana Marie Foundation. We will encourage weekly reading of specific chapters in the chosen book each week in order to discuss those chapters as a group when we meet on Sunday.  Reading is a powerful source for seeking knowledge, thinking freely and critically, and learning more about the world around us.  When it comes to mental health, Jana Marie Foundation feels the more you KNOW, the more you can empower yourself and others to be their best!

Time to Read

Through our collaboration with Schlow library, we are able to provide members of KNOW with complimentary eBooks through HOOPLA for many of the titles we will be reading.   You do need a library card in order to access HOOPLA.  Instructions for HOOPLA and obtaining a library card are provided below.

Go to Hoopla can be found under the “eBooks & More” header and offers access to hundreds-of-thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies and TV shows, music, and comics. Your library card gives you access to 6 downloads per month. Just create an account on Hoopla to get started. Load the app on your Android or Apple device to read anywhere!

Getting a free library card is as easy as visiting The digital branch is open 24/7.

We look forward to reading, learning, and sharing with you!



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