Book Club Resources
Whether you have your own personal book club or you’re a librarian hosting public book discussions, check out the resources below. These Pushing the Limits support materials will enrich the book event experience for the readers in your life.
The Theme Guide is your go-to spot for understanding how the book club kit elements work together. Each theme is based on a concept that touches all of our lives. By planning your discussions around that concept, you deepen the reader experience. The Theme Guide helps you accomplish that goal with:
1. An overarching description of how the themes work
2. A quick snapshot of each kit: how the featured book and human interest video support the theme
CLIMATE CHANGE BOOK CLUBS
Would you like to host book clubs centered around the topic of preparing your community for climate change? These easy-to-use resources give you access to:
Rich content that sparks meaningful book club discussions
Digestible climate change data — often customizable to your location
Fascinating long-range climate predictions by area
Links to PTL kits with climate-related themes
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