Thursday, September 27, each lunch offered students a chance to BYOB (bring your own book) to our first lunchtime book club. Since Dorman has three lunches, the library staff each took a lunchtime book club down to the food lab to eat a library purchased catered lunch and talk about books! We had a tremendous number for participation, well over 60 participants across three lunches. Mrs. Nelson held the first lunch group, Ms. Hammett held the second lunch group, and Mrs. Dillard held the third lunch group. Our USC-SLIS intern, Mrs. Graham attended all three. I hate I didn't think to snap a few candid photos. Each group will come together again to discuss a book that was given to them November 7, 2013 (when? at lunch of course!) The catering plans for the next lunch meeting is Papa Johns, at least as of the date of this publication. The students from each group will come back together after reading the following to discuss them:
First Meeting, Thursday, September 27
During this past Thursday's lunch meeting, which by the way was the first one, each group watched an interview with the author and a book trailer of the above books while they ate their deli sandwich catered lunch. After eating and watching the videos, students shared the book they brought, since our first group meeting was to talk about a book they wanted to share with the group. Then students were invited to the library to pick up their complimentary copy of the book. We had a huge number during third lunch, so we will be ordering a few extra copies. It's a good problem to have, right?
Students have also been invited to follow information and reminders about our lunch book clubs by subscribing to emails or text message reminders from Remind101. It is working well, as just about every student responded to the "Remind101" post/message to come pick up their free book.
Is it too late?
Students, if you are interested in joining us for our next book club, you will have to sign up in the library. Listen to the announcements (or come by and ask for the Remind 101 information to get a virtual "reminder.") Pizza will only be ordered for those who sign up in advance.