Next Chapter Book Club

What is the Next Chapter Book Club?

An opportunity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read and learn, make friends, and have fun together in a public setting.  Meets bi-weekly, Wednesday mornings in the Teen Scene.

How does it work?

Four to eight members and two volunteer club meeting facilitators meet weekly or biweekly for one hour to read and discuss a book of their choosing.

Who can become a member?

Anyone age 18 and over can participate, no matter their reading or ability level.

Who leads the book clubs?

Trained volunteers facilitate each club meeting. They include students, parents, retirees, and other community members.

Why join the Next Chapter Book Club?

It’s a great opportunity to make friends, enjoy books, and have fun on a regular basis!

How do I participate?

To become a book club member, please contact Janet McIntyre via email or 847.729.7500 x2612.

To become a volunteer facilitator, please fill out this volunteer form.

Forms should be returned to the Readers Services Desk for Janet McIntyre, Outreach Librarian.


Contact Janet McIntyre via email or 847.729.7500 x2612.

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