Monday, October 6, 2014

October is National Reading Group Month

October is .... leaves changing color
October is .... pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins 
October is .... the perfect time to try a book group! 

How did I make the leap from pumpkins to book groups? Easily, thanks to the Women's National Book Association, which designated October National Reading Group Month in 2007. The goal is to raise awareness of reading groups/book clubs and the value of shared reading. 

It's also a great time to join a book club - like those hosted at your local library. 

The following book groups meet at The Fauquier County Public Library. New members are always welcome! 
Great Books Club
Adult Mystery Book Club 
Bealeton Book Club (afternoon) 
Bealeton Book Club (evening)
Marshall Book Club (afternoon)
Marshall Book Club (evening)

If you are thinking about starting your own reading group, here are some things to consider;
  • Group composition 
  • Reading preferences 
  • Book selection process 
  • Meeting logistics
  • Facilitating discussions

There are numerous online resources to help you work out the details of your own book group, from Oprah to the American Library Association.  

Numerous books are also available via the library's collection that cover everything from good books for discussions to recipes for your book club dinner menu (of course, if you participate in a book group at your local library, all those things are already taken care of - hint, hint!). 

Book groups are a great way to identify books you might not otherwise stumble across, participate in interesting book discussions and meet other people who are as passionate about reading as you are. 

See you at the library! 

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 

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