Daily Archives: June 4, 2008

Libraries and Book Clubs

Once I start my new job in a couple of weeks, there will probably be some changes to my blog. I still want it to be primarily for book reviews, but I’m sure some interesting articles and clipping concerning all things libraries will make their way on here.

I’m hoping to start a book club at my new library. It would be fairly informal, meeting just once a month. I would like to pick out books that will work for young adults and adults. Anyway, in doing some research, I came across this curious list of 25 ways libraries can serve book groups from Booklist. This is aimed more towards librarians that general book club members, but the ideas are still pretty good if you want to take your book club to the library at some point. There is a section with useful tips and ideas for starting your own book club at the same website here

From BookList

25 Ways Libraries Can Serve Book Groups

Libraries need to recognize book group readers as one of their core audiences, a population that deserves “extra-mile” service. Here’s my list of 25 ways that a library can support book groups. How many of these are available at your local library?

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