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NCompass Live: The Big Read: Book Discussions @ your library - Recorded Online Session 


Are you looking for ways to spice up the book discussions or book clubs at your library? Or are you hunting for a good book to suggest for a group discussion? The Nebraska Library Commission has Big Read Discussion Packets (reader guides, audio guides, and teacher guides) that can be used in school and public libraries. Join Mary Jo Ryan, NLC Communications Coordinator, for a discussion of how these materials can be used in libraries and to see a sample of the materials.

These packets help illuminate fantastic books like Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin, and many more.

An example of what the packets offer can be found at

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

Apply for Nebraska Library Commission C.E. Credits - Print out the C.E. Activity Reporting Form and send the completed copy to the address on the form. Check the C.E Guidelines for information on earning C.E Credits. Please email Laura Johnson, Continuing Education Coordinator, with questions about C.E. Credits. 

Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
10/6/2010 42 minutes
No Charge
Mary Jo Ryan
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission