The Next Chapter Book Club
Date posted: December 8, 2015
The Next Chapter Book Club is a community literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities. Its mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for lifelong learning, social connections and authentic community engagement for people with developmental disabilities through weekly book club meetings.
Anyone can join a Next Chapter Book Club, regardless of reading or ability level. Members receive as much help as they want while reading and participating in their book clubs. Members also decide which book they want to read and how they would like their club to run.
In August 2012, a Next Chapter Book Club was established through a partnership of the Delta Literacy Committee and the Fraser Valley Regional Library. The positive impact of this literacy initiative on Kurtis Reid, one of the book club members, is described by his mother in an article on our website. Click here to read Empowerment in the Community: Starting with a Book Club.