PBC Guru has partnered with Library Ideas, an innovative digital solutions provider to libraries around the world, to bring sustainable online book club programs to libraries.
I’ve been looking for a new virtual bookclub, so I was excited to learn about this one. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you, exchanging thoughts and ideas, and hearing different perspectives on the books that we read. I usually read mysteries and thrillers, but I’m completely open to different genres. The current selection has been on my “need to read” list for a while, so this is already off to a great start!
With everything that is going on in the world, I believe reading engaging thought-provoking pieces and sharing in discussion is more important that ever. This is my first book club in this format so i’m looking forward to sharing thoughts on this months read!
Patrons are busy with jobs, children, errands, care-taking, and a million other things. While they may want to join one of their library’s in-person book clubs, they might not be able to commit to a set schedule.
An Online Book Club can help reach these otherwise unreachable patrons. Offering professional moderation, the club can be as hands-off or as hands-on as your library needs it to be. Library staff can dive into co-moderate, or they can sit back and watch the conversations unfold in front of them…all at your patrons’ convenience.
Reach more young adults, parents, and busy professionals who want to engage in book discussions that work for them and their busy schedules.
Our service is for library patrons that don't have time to meet in person for a book club. You’ll be able to reach more people regardless of their schedules or their location.
Our program is not meant to replace existing, in-person clubs. We love In-person book clubs and they are ideal for some people. What we offer is a way to engage those patrons whose circumstances don’t lend to an on-site discussion.
Books can be selected to meet almost any group's learning needs (or general interests). No matter your purpose and aims, we tailor your book club to what you and your participants are aiming for.
Reading a book is one of the best ways to deeply learn and improve capabilities. Whether it’s a book on soft or hard skills for work or a novel that fosters new awareness, sparks curiosity, or builds empathy, books help people stretch their minds.
Our virtual programs work for groups from dozens to thousands. Whether you’re a company with dozens of people, a professional society with hundreds, or a university with thousands, we can tailor your program to where you are (and where you’re going).
Whether your group consists of employees, alums, members, or patrons, participants will read new books on a regular basis allowing for ongoing growth, improved critical thinking, and a deeper relationship with your organization.
Whether it’s a company book club or one through another organization that’s just for fun, book clubs work best with a sense of social obligation. Our accountability tools and the schedule of a book club keep your participants engaged and on track with reading.
Participants enjoy connecting with each other and benefit from developing a shared language. No matter your group, your organization type, and your aims, your people will benefit from the enjoyment of this social experience oriented around mutual growth.