CROWN POINT | October is National Reading Group month, and the Crown Point Community Library offers several book discussion groups for adults and school age children. Whether you're a reading group member, parent, teacher, farmer or business owner, get involved in a book discussion group and celebrate the joy of shared reading.
The Crown Point Community Library has two day time book discussion groups: the "3rd Monday at 1" is a self named group that meets the third Monday of every month at the Crown Point Library at 1:00 p.m.; a group also meets at the Winfield Branch Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
A new evening book discussion group will begin in October on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. These book groups are facilitated by our Special Services Librarian, Barb Houk. Houk has been facilitating these reading groups for the last twelve years. "It's the best part of my job!" said Barb Houk.
"But the groups are successful because of the readers," said Houk. "Each one brings her own experiences to the book, and it is that diversity that makes the discussions so interesting. The group members also like that it expands our reading experiences, as the selections are often out of our usual book choices."
A Young Reader Book Club was recently created in September of 2011 for children in grades 4-6. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. and the Crown Point Library and is facilitated by the children's librarian, Paula Newcom.
Members, past, present and new are welcome to join a book group at any time. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk for checkout.
Here are the upcoming titles:
Young Reader Book Club: Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. - Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. - Angus and Sadie by Cynthia Voigt
Winfield Branch Library Book Group: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
"3rd Monday at 1" Book Group: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.- A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Monday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Evenings at Crown Point Book Group: Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. - Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. - Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
For more information about our book groups and other programs please visit us online at www.crownpointlibrary.org.