Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Intergenerational PALS Book Clubs

This summer ACLA and our partners at the Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support) Program are piloting two Intergenerational PALS Book Clubs hosted by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Beechview. Titles in the pilot include Flush by Carol Hiaasen, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Giver by Lois Lowry. We look forward to seeing how these pilot discussions with students and older adults take off this summer. Visit each libraries website for discussion meeting dates and times.

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library posted the following helpful questions and answers on their website to promote the program.

What is it? The Intergenerational book club is a group of teens (Grades 6-12) and adults who share discussions about the same book.

Who should join? Teens and Adults interested in reading and sharing their opinions.

Why should you join? To share your love of reading with others and tell other people what you think. Teens can also earn community service hours for school.

When does the book club happen? June, July, and August. The book discussions will take place on July 1 at 11:30, July 29 at 11:30, and our August meeting to be determined!

How do I join? Just drop by the library and ask for a copy of the intergenerational book club book. Then come to the book club and share your thoughts. If you can’t make it to the book club discussion you can participate remotely through the library’s webpage.

Where is all of this fun happening?
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Ave Carnegie, PA 15106

Want more information?
Call 412-276-3456 x 8 or email Erin at tipping@einetwork.net

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