Library book club celebrates 20 years
T.B. Scott Library’s Cover to Cover Book Club celebrated its 20th Anniversary. It was November 1996 when then-Director Bea Lebal, working with now retired Adult Services Supervisor Doreen Bashore, inspired by a group of retired teachers and avid readers, organized the Club. Members were recruited by publicity and networking and offered the Community Room with a permanent date on the calendar of the third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. (never cancelled!).
The Library generously supports the Club with a staff liaison who provides us with a packet every month with information on the author, critiques, reviews, and discussion ideas for the chosen book. (Doreen, then Donna Hertel served as contacts and now Sarah Maerz is the club’s researcher). The first book (1996) was “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley and the December 2016 book is “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton – with a great variety of classics and modern literature in between.
The current book is posted on the Library bulletin board and interested readers are welcome.