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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Start a book club in 2008 with your library's help!

Every once and a while, patrons will stop by the Circulation Desk and ask if we know of a book club they can join. The library does not have any book clubs that we sponsor, but we try our best to point them in the direction of other like-minded book lovers.

But this week we got great news from the state library that makes starting your own book club (or maintaining one you already have) easier. Starting soon, our library can borrow a book discussion kit from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives for you and your book club. These book club kits will contain 15 copies of the book, an audiobook--if a recording of the book is available, and a book discussion guide.

Anyone who wants to see what books are available through the program can search KDLA's online catalog to see if there is a kit for your favorite author or the types of books you like to read. Use the Basic Search with Book Discussion Kit as the quick limit. Once you see titles you would like to try, contact Henderson's library and we will request a book kit from KDLA. (I encourage people who want to take advantage of this program to bring a list of titles to us, so if your book club's first choice is already out on loan to another library you can still get a kit.)If you are interested in the program, but need large print books, KDLA also offers book discussion kits in large print.
So here's to a boom of book clubs in 2008 thanks to the help of KDLA!

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