What is The Next Chapter Book Club?
The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers weekly opportunities for people with developmental disabilities (DD) to read and learn together, talk about books, and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Today there are NCBC programs in over 100 cities across North America and Europe. The clubs meet in local bookstores, cafés, and similar gathering places to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour each week.
Scotch Plains Public Library has been running two Next Chapter Book Clubs since 2008. We have found our involvement to be profoundly rewarding and want to share our experience.
What is NCBC4NJL?
NCBC4NJL (Next Chapter Book Club for New Jersey Libraries) is a project that will fund and support six New Jersey libraries in setting up their own Next Chapter Book Clubs for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through a contract awarded by LibraryLinkNJ to Scotch Plains Public Library, support for setup, recruitment, training and publicity has begun, and will continue through the end of 2014. Clubs will launch in Fall 2014.
NCBC4NJL IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE TO NJ LIBRARIES, THROUGH A CONTRACT WITH LIBRARYLINKNJ.
Contact Meg Kolaya or Pam Brooks at
Scotch Plains Public Library to find out more.