Contact Sarah Kleiva for specifics.
What We’re Reading
What We’ve Read
Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats, and Dating Don’ts: Hi-Lo Stories about Real Life by Jillian Ober and Thomas R. Fish
Next Chapter Book Club
What is Next Chapter Book Club?
Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun. Four to eight members and two volunteer club meeting facilitators meet weekly for one hour to read and discuss a book of their choosing.
To learn more about the history of the Next Chapter Book Club visit About Next Chapter Book Club.
How Do I Join?
Librarians believe everyone deserves the joy of participating in a book club with their peers. A book club is not just about reading, it is about sharing an experience and making friends.
Register for one of the limited spots by contacting Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-790-6745. She’ll tell you what you need to do to become a member, as well as provide you with the date and time of the next meeting.
Become A Facilitator
To become a facilitator, a person must formally apply and submit a letter of interest. Experience is not a requirement, but enthusiasm is a must. Training includes watching a training video as group, discussing the material covered, and attending an active Next Chapter Book Club Chapter. Facilitators must also submit to and pass a criminal background check, a requirement for any Glen Ellyn Public Library volunteer that is working with what could be perceived as a vulnerable population.
How Did the Library Become an Affiliate of Next Chapter Book Club?
Sarah Kleiva attended special affiliate training taught by the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) founder Dr. Thomas Fish. She signed an affiliate agreement with the NCBC organization promising to uphold the tenants and rules of the club. Once trained as an affiliate, she used official Next Chapter Book Club materials to train volunteer facilitators.