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NCLS Book Club in a Bag
Let the North Country Library System provide you with everything your book club needs for your next discussion!
NCLS loans books exclusively for local book clubs to use for their discussions. Books are checked out in a sturdy canvas bag containing 12 paperback copies of each title and a printed list of discussion questions. Each bag is checked out as a single item with multiple pieces, so the person checking out the bag is responsible for all pieces being returned.
Bags are checked out for six weeks, and they can be picked up and returned at any NCLS member library.
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Book Club Ideas
Book Club Reboot by
Publication Date: 2019-03-25
We have done our best to gather a wide cross-section of ideas to inspire you to rethink your book club offerings and come up with new directions to better meet your library's and community's needs. We began compiling this collection in early 2018 by putting out a call to the library field. Drawing on social media, electronic mailing lists, e-newsletters, and websites, we invited library professional and others to complete an online survey telling us about the creative book clubs they were hosting. We were floored by the number of responses we received -- nearly 250 book clubs from across the United States. We supplemented this list through our own research, reaching out to the creators of unique book groups that we heard about through colleagues or found online.
The Librarian's Guide to Book Programs and Author Events by
Publication Date: 2016-07-01
In this guide Booklist's Brad Hooper inspires, encourages, and advises librarians in providing a wide range of programming that targets their communities of book lovers. Incorporating interviews from librarians in the field who share insider tips, this resource includes step-by-step guidance adaptable to any type of audience, from children and teens to millennials and older adults; shows how to plan author readings, coordinate book signings, and put together and moderate an author panel; offers marketing and outreach pointers, including interviewing authors for local radio, library podcasts, or webinars; lays out the nuts-and-bolts of organizing and hosting book clubs, with suggestions for facilitating book group discussions; presents ideas for creating displays of "staff favorites" and other ways to get staff involved and engaged; and explores programs for community-wide book events, such as "One Book, One City." Using this guide, libraries can connect book lovers eager to learn about recent and noteworthy books to authors and fellow book lovers.