Book Group Round-Up Kicks Off Summer Reading

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What’s a “book group round-up?” It’s a chance for people to get together and talk about books – whatever kinds of books they like. It’s a chance for people who would like to form or join a book discussion group to meet. It’s a chance for established book groups to find new members. It’s a chance for readers to break out of old patterns and read something different, based on personal recommendations from others in the group.

At 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, Mesa Public Library will host two sessions of Book Group Round-up to kick off the summer reading season, and to introduce people to a new, library-sponsored book club called the “Any Book” Book Club. Everyone who likes to read and talk about books is invited. If you can’t attend, but are interested in sharing information about book groups you may belong to, fill out the questionnaire at either library, Mesa or White Rock.

An “Any Book” book club is one where everyone gets together to talk about the book they are reading at the time, or the most recent one they’ve read, or the one that made the biggest impact on them.  There is no assigned book to read, no pressure to meet a deadline or to slog through a book you would never have chosen. 

Readers come together and share their reading lives – their new discoveries and old favorites. The “Any Book” book club will meet each Tuesday, upstairs at Mesa Public Library, for 10 weeks during the summer, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., for about an hour.

This summer’s challenge to library patrons is to Escape the Ordinary by exploring heroes, superheroes, and extraordinary people, places, and activities. To be entered into the prize drawings each week, readers only need to fill out a card and rate a book they’ve read- there’s no need to register in advance or attend any book group sessions. There will be a prize drawing each Friday, beginning in June.

Kids will have their own summer reading kick-off on June 1 at Ashley Pond, and their own weekly prize drawings and fun programs during the summer.

For more information about the Book Group Round-Up or “Any Book” Book Club, call Katy Korkos at 662-8247. For more information about the kids summer reading and other Kid’s Programs, call Youth Services at 505.662.8258.

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