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Reboot Your Book Club

PCI Webinar with Sarah Ostman and Stephanie Saba

Reboot Your Book Club

Wednesday, December 15th from 12:00-1:00pm


Is your book club feeling stale? Are you struggling to keep readers engaged? In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share real examples of out-of-the-box book clubs from around the country that will help you take a fresh look at your own book club offerings.

From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

  • Understand some of the reasons why book clubs fail
  • Understand the recommended process for revamping a struggling book club
  • Learn about unique book club ideas and partnerships from across the country

Stephanie Saba ~ Biography

Stephanie Saba is a Community Program Supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries and the co-author of "Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists" (ALA Editions, 2019). She received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Over the last 17 years, she has led book clubs in three different communities, including two 20-30-something book clubs, a mother-daughter book club and a senior book club.


Sarah Ostman ~ Biography

Sarah Ostman (she/her) is a deputy director in the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, where she leads national programming initiatives and serves as the editor of Programming Librarian, a leading website for resources, connections, and professional development related to library programming. She the author of “Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis,” co-author of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists,” and co-editor of “Ask, Listen, Empower: Grounding Your Library Work in Community Engagement,” all published by ALA Editions.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time (MST):
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
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