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Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults
An Infopeople Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 PM, Mountain - 1:00 PM, Central - 2:00 PM, Eastern - 3:00 PM
Presenter: Samantha Belmont
Just as storytimes are integral to children’s programming, book clubs are a staple of library programming for adults. Yet while building storytimes that are inclusive of everyone’s needs are a routine part of our training, there seems to be less information available on creating book clubs that are welcoming and beneficial to neurodivergent adults. “Aging out” of school and youth programming can leave a gap in the social lives of neurodivergent adults. Fortunately, libraries are in a prime position to fill this gap.
In this webinar, we’ll explore not only how to start a book club for neurodivergent adults, but also how to recruit participants and build community and library support for these programs. We’ll discuss what it means to be neurodivergent and discuss real-life examples of challenges and successes you may encounter.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to use and understand the language and terms surrounding neurodivergence
- Be able to organize and facilitate a book club for neurodivergent adults
- Be able to identify community partners to help staff and recruit for a book club for neurodivergent adults
This webinar will be of interest to: library staff that facilitate adult programming.