Thank you to all who planned, contributed to, and attended the READS Roundtables this year! This year’s theme was “Programming around Books”. We talked all things book group, exchanged suggestions for community reads and outreach events, and compiled lists of things that really worked in our individual libraries.
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Save the date! The READS Fall Conference is October 10, 2017 at the McLane Center in Concord.
We’ll be talking about all things book group. Community reads, cookbook clubs, the mechanics of book discussions, title selection, involving community groups, using graphic novels or audio and digital titles, increasing community awareness of book group options, bringing in local authors – the list goes on and on. But we need YOU and your curiosity or expertise to make the discussion work.
Here’s an annotated reading list of topics and ideas to start the discussion from the READS programming committee. READS Roundtable Prereading List annotated
Here’s just the links. READS Roundtable Prereading List_short
And we want to hear from YOU! Send reading and topic suggestions to email@example.com and we will update the list before the first discussion group on March 24.
Register here by clicking on the date below.
March 24, 2017 Pease Public Library, Plymouth
April 3, 2017 Lebanon Public Library, Kilton Branch, West Lebanon
April 5, 2017 Hooksett Public Library
April 13, 2017 Lane Memorial Library, Hampton
Getting the word out about what we do in libraries seems like a full-time job. What methods work best for you? Share your ideas about social media platforms, publicity techniques, time-saving strategies, policies, and other newsworthy considerations with your fellow librarians. Samples of print and digital publicity welcome.
READS Spring Round tables 2016
Thursday March 31 10am-noon
Hooksett Public Library
Merri-Hill Rock Cooperative
Notes from 3/31 READSRoundtable-StartSpreadingtheNews
Monday April 25 10am-noon
Conway Public Library
Carroll County Library Cooperative
Notes from 4/25 Reads Roundtable April 25
Tuesday April 26 10am-noon
Portsmouth Public Library
Seacoast Area Libraries Cooperative
Notes from 4/26 Notes from READS Roundtable Portsmouth Public Library April 26, 2016