Thursday, November 5, 2009

Giving Program Expands Book Club Corner Selection

Is your book group looking for great selections for your future meetings?  Don’t forget to check out our Book Club Corner, located in the Fiction Room.  Here you will find 10 copies each of dozens of titles, chosen by our librarians for their suitability for discussion.  The choices range from proven hits like Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants” to newer titles such as “The Heretic’s Daughter” by Kathleen Kent. 

To maximize our purchasing power, the Library usually waits until a selection is available in paperback before acquiring it for the Book Club Corner.  But a new giving program is allowing us to respond more quickly to requests for titles that are in demand and in the news. For example, a recent donation from the members of the Westmoreland Book Club made possible timely purchase of hardcover copies of “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.  The club gets first use of the books, which are then available for other groups to read and discuss.  Bookplates in each copy acknowledge the generosity of the donor club.

Please contact Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski for more details about this new program or for further information about other library services for community book clubs.

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