February 26, 2018

Santa Monica Reads (and you can, too!): An interview with Robert Graves

Since our Book Clubs in Your Community webinar last fall, we received many comments about the annual Santa Monica Reads program shared by panelist and Public Services Librarian Robert Graves, who chairs the program. With all the interest in the program, I caught up with Robert to ask a few questions and share what I learned with you.

February 22, 2018

Try a different kind of book club: Go topical!

Ever heard of a book club revolving around a theme instead of a specific title? It's a great alternative to a traditional book club, and easy to put into practice in your own library. 

December 20, 2017

It’s the Busiest Time of Year: 5 suggestions for alternative book club meetings

I know I am not alone in feeling a bit frazzled during this time of year. The weeks between Halloween and New Year's go by in a blur and fitting in time to relax, recharge, and read can be a challenge.

October 9, 2017

Book Clubs: Your Community Connection

Thinking of starting a new book club at your library or revamping an existing group you inherited? Struggling with attendance or participation? Join NoveList for a look at book clubs and the factors that make them successful.

September 26, 2017

Book club “speed dating”

Singles will tell you: dating is the worst. Playing “matchmaker” between individual readers and their next great book is the exception.

September 5, 2017

Book clubs for all kinds of lives

NoveList staff love book clubs. We’re all book people (of course!) and many of us are librarians who used to work in public libraries and run our own book clubs. As we were talking about Book Club Central, we started talking about book clubs we’ve either run or heard about that offer something extra to readers.

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