Chance to join East Riding Libraries’ friendly Facebook book club
East Riding Libraries Face in a Book Club on Facebook now has over 220 members who have been enjoying the books selected each month by the Libraries team. The club started back in February 2020, just before the first lockdown and has gradually grown since then.
The group initially started with people sharing their thoughts or book recommendations in a typed chat, but has now evolved to virtual meetings on Facebook rooms every six weeks.
Book Clubs have always been very popular at East Riding Libraries. Prior to lockdown, clubs took place at libraries across the area, free to attend, with books free to borrow and the added benefits of encouraging people to read, offering reading recommendations, chatting with like-minded people and reducing social isolation.
The libraries team hope to re-introduce the various social groups in libraries when safe to do so but joining the short, half hour ‘Face in a Book Club’ meetings every six weeks are a great way of enjoying the group interaction and sharing your thoughts on reading in a safe way for the time being. If members don’t get time to read or listen to the book, it doesn’t even matter! They can just come along and find out what others thought and see if they fancy reading it in the future.
The selected book is Matt Haig’s ‘The Dead Fathers Club’ and can be downloaded as an eBook or eAudiobook free on the Borrowbox app with your library card, or borrowed as a hard copy – just visit your nearest East Riding Library or mobile to reserve a copy, or visit your online library account (log in at library.eastriding.gov.uk) to reserve online.
A spokesman said: “The next book club meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 9 at 6.15pm on Facebook rooms – everyone is welcome! To join the Facebook group and the discussion, visit the @ERLibraries Facebook page, click on groups and join our Face in a Book Group.”
Visit www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk to find our more about the services at East Riding Libraries.