SC Book-to-Action Overview
Book-to-Action is a new concept in the community book group model provided by many public libraries. Book-to-Action builds on the traditional book club concept, but in addition to providing an opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book, Book-to-Action enables readers to put their new-found knowledge into action by engaging in a community service project related to the book’s topic.
This program is designed for all ages with book suggestions made in each of five topical areas for five different groups: adults, older youth, middle youth, younger youth, and families.
LSTA sub-grants will be awarded to South Carolina public libraries for up to $2,500 to host and report on a SC Book-to-Action program.
The seven topics selected for the 2015/2016 Book-to-Action (B2A) program in South Carolina are:
Cooperation, Compassion and the Power of Giving
Health and Aging
Homelessness, Poverty, Hunger, and Hard Times
Protecting the Environment
Rescuing an Animal
Sowing Seeds, Urban Farming and Healthy Eating
Women's Rights and Empowerment of Girls
Please explore the boxes in this section to view the suggested titles and ideas for activities for each topic. The complete list of books of all books is in the document box to the far right as pdf document and a workd document. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Pamela Hoppock at the State Library firstname.lastname@example.org
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