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Resources for Book Club Groups

  1. For Book Club Resources from NebraskAccess, click here.

  2. Consider our Big Read Book Club Guides available for check out from the Library Commission.

  3. What To Do When There's No Guide Available and Book Group Discussion Tips and Tricks.

  4. Generic Questions for Fiction , Generic Questions for Non-Fiction, and How to Discuss a Book.

  5. How to Kill Your Book Group (or never be asked back again)
    recorded April 1, 2015
    On this April 1st, we take a light-hearted look at the many ways you can bring your book group to a grinding halt or never be invited again. Enjoy our tips, tricks, and techniques for book club doom! Join Vicki Wood, Library Youth Services Supervisor at Lincoln City Libraries, Ceri Daniels, former librarian at Cline Williams and Doane College, and Lisa Kelly, Nebraska Library Commission - as they present lessons learned (and wish they hadn't learned) from leading book groups.

  6. How to Lead a Book Group With No Discussion Questions Provided
    recorded October 1, 2014
    Many times your book club members select a title that doesn’t come with discussion questions or someone selects a book that you anticipate will be challenging or difficult to discuss. How can you prepare and what are some tips and tricks for making the group run smoothly and the discussion meaningful? Join Vicki Wood, Youth Services Supervisor at Lincoln City Libraries and Lisa Kelly – Nebraska Library Commission - as they present lessons learned from leading book groups.

  7. Selections to Consider for your Book Club - Recorded Online Session
    recorded March 19. 2014
    Beth Goble, Devra Dragos, and Lisa Kelly, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will review and discuss titles to consider selecting for your book group. These titles are all available as book club kits for check out from the Nebraska Library Commission.

  8. Selections to Consider for your Book Club - Recorded Online Session
    recorded December 5, 2013
    Beth Goble, Devra Dragos, and Lisa Kelly, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will review and discuss titles to consider selecting for your book group. These titles are all available as book club kits for check out from the Nebraska Library Commission.

  9. Selections to Consider for Your Book Club - Recorded Online Session
    recorded April 14, 2011
    Lisa Kelly, Julie Pinnell, and Beth Goble, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will review and discuss titles to consider selecting for your book group. These titles are all available as book club kits for check out from the Nebraska Library Commission.

  10. How to Lead a Book Group for Adults or Kids! - Recorded Online Session   
    recorded May 20, 2009
    Learn valuable ideas for leading a book group for adults or kids. Issues such as optimum size of group, how to choose titles, and how to locate multiple titles for your group will be discussed. Vicki Wood (Youth Services Supervisor, Lincoln City Libraries) and Lisa Kelly (Information Services Director, NLC) will present this session. Together they have several years of experience in leading and participating in book groups and training book group leaders.

  11. One Book For Nebraska Kids & One Book For Nebraska Teens - Recorded Online Session   
    recorded May 6, 2009
    Wouldn't it be great if kids all over Nebraska were talking about books? The Nebraska Library Commission & the Regional Library Systems have a program where kids can all read and discuss the same book. Join Sally Snyder, the NLC's Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services, to learn all about One Book For Nebraska Kids and One Book For Nebraska Teens.

  12. Book Club Blogs:

    Book Club Girl
    Book Group Buzz
    Girlfriends Book Club
    Mother Daughter Book Club Blog


  13. Books from our collection that will help you get started:

    Call #: Z718.5 .K86 2006
    Author: Kunzel, Bonnie, 1944-.
    Title: The teen-centered book club : readers into leaders
    Publishing Info.: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, c2006

    Call #: LC6619 .J64 2006
    Author: John, Lauren Zina
    Title: Running book discussion groups : a how-to-do-it manual
    Publishing Info.: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2006.

 


For more information, contact Lisa Kelly.