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Brown Bag Book Club

The Brown Bag Book Group is an informal book discussion group designed for adults. . The group meets 12:00-1:00 p.m. Participants are invited to bring their lunch. To join Brown Bag Book Group, visit the Circulation Desk, add your name to the book group list and check out a copy of the book.  You do not have to attend every month to participate.

April & May meetings
have been cancelled.
Information about the 20/21 Book Club Series will be released in early August.

CCHS Laker Page Turners Book Club

A Collaborative Book Club Program of CCPL & CCHS CBI & Pre-ETS Classes.

Meets each Monday, 1:30-2:00pm during the school year.

WATCH Warriors Book Club

A Collaborative Book Club Program of CCPL & WATCH Center of Murray.
Meets each Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am.

Next Chapter Book Club

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.

CCPL Book Kits

Although CCPL’s Book Discussion Kit Project is a work in progress and has not yet been fully completed, we are delighted to share these resources with community groups, schools, and patrons. Currently, there are 45 CCPL Book Kits available for loan. Most kits have 30 copies of the title but can be adjusted as needed for each kit loan.  While the project plans include the addition of an Audio-Book and Discussion Questions to each kit at this time, only the books are available. 
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