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 real examples of out-of-the-box book clubs from around the country that will help you take a fresh look at your own book club offerings. 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.
Presenter: 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. She is also the author of “Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis” (ALA Editions, 2021).
Presenter: 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.