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Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love
Adult Services and Programming
Is your book club feeling stale? Are you struggling to keep readers engaged? In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share out-of-the-box ways to spice up your book clubs, with examples from real clubs from across the country. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.
Understand some of the reasons why book clubs fail
Understand the recommended process for revamping a struggling book club
Learn about unique book club ideas and partnerships from across the country
Presenters: Stephanie Saba is a Community Program Supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries. Over the last 15 years, she has led book clubs in three different communities, including two 20-30-something book clubs, a mother-daughter book club and a senior book club.
Sarah Ostman is the Communications Manager in the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, where she serves as editor of ProgrammingLibrarian.org. Before joining ALA and the library field in 2014, she spent nearly a decade as a newspaper reporter, editor and freelance writer.