Adventist Youth Book Club

Originally a plan in which book selections were recommended annually for Adventist Youth (AY) Society members and others on senior, junior, and primary levels, paralleling the membership age divisions of 16–30; 10–15; and school age under 10. The local conference youth department issued a certificate to the reader upon completion of the book club selections for any one year. The club (originally called a reading course) was inaugurated in 1907, the year that the Missionary Volunteer (MV) Department was organized. In 1970 a change was made in the book club plan to allow individual selection of book titles in the three age categories from a selected book list prepared by the publishing houses in North America. Certificates are still issued by the local conference upon the completion of r...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.