Next Chapter Book Club
Next Chapter Book Club meetings offer young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to share reading and conversation with friends.
Clubs meet on Tuesday evenings from September to June at Panera Bread in Watchung, and are facilitated by librarians and community volunteers.
Next Chapter Book Club does not teach reading, but it does encourage the enjoyment of books. As participants take turns reading aloud, formerly reluctant readers often become more comfortable with the written word. Non-readers are also encourage to join the group, and facilitators have been trained in techniques such as “echo reading,” which foster participation for all.
Books are supplied by the library, and members bring money if they want to order refreshments when the group members take a break from reading.
Contact the Adult Services department for more information: [email protected] or (908) 322-5007, x204.
Read more about the national and international Next Chapter Book Club.