By February 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Adults can play, too

I should have known that some of the most creative, educational, and fun ideas involving books and book groups would come from Youth Services Librarians. Especially the ones at the Galloway Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System.

Book Adventures is their offering for children in first through sixth grades to enhance the kids’ reading experiences and, hopefully, improve reading skills in school.

Each month the book group leader selects a theme and a book and the attending readers will discuss the book, play games, solve word puzzles, and/or make a craft (sometimes an edible one) related to the theme or the book. All the while the kids are talking about what they’re reading and how what they’re doing relates to the reading.

Read more about the program here in a news article from The Press of Atlantic City. Then think about ways to liven up adult book groups with some of the same activities.

 

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About the Author:

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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