Literacy and Community-Building for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
You will learn how Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) helps libraries build community and promote literacy while supporting the educational and social growth of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NCBC emphasizes inclusion and the joy of reading aloud with friends and is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs and budget of nearly any library. With more than 300 chapters, NCBC is the largest community book club of its kind in the world. Find out how your library can reach out to connect with an underserved population, promoting community inclusion, independence, and productivity for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Presented by: Tom Fish, PhD, Founder and President, Next Chapter Book Club; Pam Brooks, Department Head, Adult and Teen Services, Scotch Plains Public Library (NJ); and Maggie Allbee, Adult Services Supervisor, Henrico County Public Library (VA)