This Summer Start a Book Discussion Group with Children and Teens

Are you interested in starting a book club where kids or teens get together to talk about summer reading books? The New York Council for the Humanities (NYCH) will show you how to do it!

NYCH offers workshops on book discussion groups for children and adults as a component of their literature based grant offerings to libraries. As part of the on-going partnership between New York State Library and NYCH, this high quality professional training is now offered to public libraries throughoutNew YorkState. 
In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn how to:

  • Pick the right books.
  • Get a group together.
  • Ask good questions.
  • Keep the conversation going.

All you need to participate is a computer with internet access and a phone.

Sign up now!
Summer Reading Book Clubs for Kids:
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Book Clubs for Teens:
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Participants will receive one hour of Professional Development credit from the New York Council for the Humanities, a partner of the New York State Library. For more information on Professional Development requirements for public librarians see

One Response to This Summer Start a Book Discussion Group with Children and Teens

  1. kbalsen June 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I just attended the June 6 webinar for Chidlren. it was full of great information. I recommend it to anyone who has never carried out a book discussion gorup or wants some new ideas for their existing groups.

New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.