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Friday, October 12 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Out-of-the-Box Book Clubs

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Book clubs for children and teens can be tricky! The traditional all-read-the-same-book-and-discuss model doesn't always fly. During this session, you will hear from librarians from around the state who conduct nontraditional book clubs"”read aloud, theme-based, read together and more. They'll share what makes their programs successful as well as other hits and misses in the book club business. Plus, come with your own experiences and ideas to share during the "open mic" time!


Andrea Hermanson

Children’s Librarian, Ramsey County Library
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Amy Oelkers

Teen Librarian, Washington County Library
Amy Oelkers is the Teen Librarian at the Oakdale Library in Washington County. Her experience in planning programming for libraries, bookstores, and book festivals feeds her passion for working with kids and teens. She’s an audiophile currently serving on YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am CDT