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Due to COVID-19 Concerns & Restrictions, CCPL is unable to provide In-Library Programming until further notice. CCPL has planned several Virtual Programs, including Community Book Discussions, Virtual Book Club Meetings, and Author Visits. Announcements regarding CCPL Virtual Programs will be available via CCPL’s Home Page, Event Calendar, and Social Media Platforms. For more information regarding CCPL Virtual Programming, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCPL’s Brown Bag Book Club is an informal book discussion group designed for adults. The group meets 12:00-1:00 pm one Monday a month, September through May. Participants are invited to bring their lunch.
Patrons interested in joining Brown Bag Book Club may stop by the CCPL Circulation Desk to be added to the book group list and check out a book club copy of the book. Attendance at every meeting is not required to participate.
A Collaborative Book Club Program of CCPL & CCHS CBI & Pre-ETS Classes.
Meets each Monday, 1:30-2:00pm during the school year.
The Calloway County Public Library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club Affiliate Network and will soon be launching a local club. Founded by Dr. Thomas Fish, a professor at The Ohio State University in 2002, Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club program for individuals with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other types of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Next Chapter Book Club, which was awarded the “Innovations in Reading Prize” by the National Book Foundation in 2016, has clubs throughout North America and in other parts of the world. Clubs meet in public places and are comprised of four to eight members and two volunteer facilitators who are trained to engage readers of all levels – including those who cannot read or are “emerging readers.”
“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities love books for the same reasons most people do. They enjoy being transported to different worlds where they meet interesting characters and learn about exciting new things. Taking that journey with a group of friends makes it even more delightful and fun,” said the Central Office of the Ohio-based Next Chapter Book Club.
Although reading skills of Next Chapter Book Club members often improve as a result of reading more often, the program is more about “reading to learn,” rather than “learning to read.” The primary focus is on having fun with friends in public place on a regular basis.
Anyone interested in joining the club or becoming a volunteer facilitator should contact Sandy Linn at 270-753-2288 or email HERE.
A Collaborative Book Club Program of CCPL & WATCH Center of Murray.
Meets each Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am.
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