Book Clubs for Early Literacy and Lifelong Learning
For children and teens, book clubs are community-based opportunities that connect them with their peers while supporting their interests and nurturing a love for reading. And parents with young children can be a part of parent-child book clubs, allowing parents to share their love of reading with their children.
For adults and elders, joining or starting a book club is a highly effective way to keep the mind active while socializing and discussing literature. Book clubs give reading a new meaning, one with a social purpose and often times the reader might not otherwise select.
Book clubs make reading social, bringing together neighbors who might otherwise not meet, creating a shared history through shared interests.
There are book clubs for people of every age and readers of every genre. Participation in a book club is almost always free, and library-hosted book clubs are sometimes able to provide copies of the book for members to check out. Drop by your local library to see if they host a book club you might be interested in joining.
But what if you can’t find a local book club which appeals to you? There is always the option of starting your own club! Get started by gathering together like-minded friends with similar reading interests, or meet avid readers at a literary event.