Reaching Forward: Walking Book Club


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Presentation for 2011 Reaching Forward. Danielle Henson & Nancy Haggard share tips and tricks to create your own Walking Book Club.

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Reaching Forward: Walking Book Club

  1. 1. WalkingTalking Eatingand More<br />Yes! Book Clubs are Fun!<br />Nancy Haggard & Danielle Henson<br />Volunteer Coordinators<br />Gail Borden Public Library District<br /><br />
  2. 2. A Novel Idea<br />City of Elgin approached Gail Borden Library to create a partnership<br />No existing model <br />Support staff chosen<br />
  3. 3. The First Step<br />Choose a time and date<br />Choose a walking route<br />Choose titles<br />Book Club in a Bag<br />
  4. 4. Gail Borden Leads the Way<br />An evening of Firsts<br />Instructional meeting<br />Contact information<br />Centre track rules<br />Meeting and greeting<br />
  5. 5. Takin’ it to the Streets<br />Library Advertising<br />Library newsletter and website<br />Plasma screen at library entrance<br />In-house handouts<br />Local cable interview<br />Local events<br />Farmer’s markets<br />YMCA Healthy Kids Day<br />Elgin on the Move<br />
  6. 6. In Step With Technology<br />Playaway grant<br />Blog<br />LitLovers<br />Other Formats<br />
  7. 7. Hitting Our Stride<br />Walk then talk<br />Building relationships<br />Difficulty returning books “No shame, no blame” motto<br />Different expectations than monthly club<br />
  8. 8. Going the Extra Mile<br />Expanded activities<br />Book swaps<br />Dinners<br />Movies<br />T-shirts<br />Approached by local organizations to start their own club<br />
  9. 9. Filling New Shoes<br />New friendships<br />New partnerships<br />New way to book club<br />
  10. 10. A Club for Every Reader<br />Gail Borden Public Library Book Clubs<br />20s & 30s <br />Contemporary<br />Great Books<br />Business<br />Book vs. Movie (for teens)<br />Jane Austen<br />Spanish<br />
  11. 11. Book Club Ideas<br />What is your library doing?<br /><ul><li>Audio Books
  12. 12. Bestsellers
  13. 13. Celebrity
  14. 14. Children’s
  15. 15. Christian
  16. 16. Crafting
  17. 17. Community/City “One Book, One Chicago”
  18. 18. Ethnic
  19. 19. Genre Specific
  20. 20. History/Military
  21. 21. Large Type
  22. 22. Parent and Child
  23. 23. Poetry</li></li></ul><li>WBC Booklist – Our Favs<br />13th Tale by Diane Setterfield<br />Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert<br />The Shack by William P Young<br />Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen<br />The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein<br />The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows<br />Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosney<br />
  24. 24. Sample BooklistBaking Book Club<br />Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel<br />Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl (Non-Fiction)<br />Recipe Club by Andrea Israel<br />With a Twist by Deirde Martin<br />Eat Cake by Jeannette Ray<br />Culinary Mysteries by Nancy Fairbanks<br />Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries by Tamar Myers<br />Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Child<br />Elm Creek Quilt Series by Jennifer Chiaverini<br />
  25. 25. I love the format. We meet weekly, we walk and talk about our lives then we talk about the book and learn about other people’s lives! I love the friendships that I have made! -Jennifer <br />
  26. 26. It is awesome to exercise the mind and body. The friends I have made will last me longer than the books I have read. –Helga<br />
  27. 27. After the first meeting, bright sunny weather and witty conversation with intelligent, compassionate and amazing people, I was hooked! –Valerie<br />
  28. 28. Thank you!<br /><br /><br />