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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.

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PROMOTIONAL POSTERS
& VIDEOS

How about some stunning posters and promotional videos to promote your book events? Each kit has its own downloadable posters and videos depicting the related theme and related topics.

Promotional Posters

Promotional Videos

USER GUIDE

The User Guide is your go-to spot for understanding how the book club kit elements work together. Each themed kit is based on a concept that touches all of our lives. By planning your discussions around that concept, you deepen the reader experience. The User 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

BOOKMARKS

Readers love bookmarks! Choose from a variety of designs promoting the PTL series. Print them out to share with your group. They’re handy for your participants and a great promotional tool for you — reminding your fellow readers of themed discussions to come.

Bookmarks

CLIMATE CHANGE BOOK CLUBS

User Guide
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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

NOAA Resources

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

FREE COURSES

See what’s new — or new to you — at Infopeople. Explore the free-of-charge online courses that can help you prepare for leading Pushing the Limits bookclubs in your own library.

Additional no-cost professional learning opportunities are also available for supporting you in offering book..

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Library discussion program
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EVALUATION REPORTS

For more than a decade now, librarians have not only used these materials, but told us how to make them better. The result is a rich, targeted program that enhances librarians’ capacity as informal science facilitators (ISFs).

Over the course of ten years, the effectiveness of PTL has been formally evaluated..

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Librarians learning

Eval. Phase 1

Eval. Phase 2

Eval. Phase 3

JOURNAL PUBLICATION

From Science Program Conveners To Science Program Developers: An Online Professional Development Program For Rural Librarians

Is the PTL project effective at helping libraries present STEM programs for adults? See the results for yourself!

This report on the success of the program for..

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Library adults STEM

Journal Article

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