Book Clubs: Read and Connect

November 14th, 2012 by Community Literacy Committee Leave a reply »

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee is proud to offer two types of book clubs in our communities.  Book clubs offer participants an opportunity explore stories in depth, go on an adventure, or to connect with others with similar interests.

Two new book club formats are being offered: an Adult Learner Book Club and an Outreach style Book Club.

The Adult Learner Book club is for those adults who find it hard to read (that’s about 40% of our working age population).  Joining the book club is a great way to improve your reading skills.  It is also a great way to meet new people and to have some fun.  The Adult Learner Book Club will meet at the Maple Ridge Public Library starting January 31, 2013.  If you or someone you know would like to join a book club for adults who are trying to become better readers, please contact the Maple Ridge Public Library’s main floor information desk at 604.467.7417.

The Outreach Book Club is a reading and discussion group for vulnerable populations in our communities.    Outreach Book Clubs are hosted by local agencies.  Participants of the book club, or an agency staff member, generally facilitate the discussion and conversation around the selected story.  People who take part in a book club can feel an increased sense of community and self-worth.  If your agency or organization is interested in learning about the ins and outs of starting a book club for your clients, please contact coordinator{at} or 604.466.8254.

We’ve produced a guide book with tips and techniques on starting an Outreach Book Club.  If you’d like a copy, please contact coordinator{at} or 604.466.8254.




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