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A great book talk can make anyone want to read any book, but sometimes you need an alternative. If you haven’t read your new books yet, you only have a couple copies of a book to lend, or — like me — you’re just not very comfortable with giving book talks, here are a few programs you can do with your classes to build excitement about reading.
A lot of work goes into putting together a successful booktalk program — from developing a theme, to paying attention to book trends, to ensuring you're providing diverse options for all readers. The last thing you might want to do is add any extra work, but a few finishing touches will go a long way.
Here are a few ways you can create a memorable program while further immersing your adult patrons into their love of books.
Featuring "The Princess Bride," this festival offered programs related to the book and movie, starting with a sword and mask-making craft (a program we called "The Man in Black") and ending with a fused-glass pendant making workshop ("The Bride"). The objective was to feature a range of library programs for all ages and interests.