In a twist on the traditional book club, Little Free Library’s Action Book Club™ invites participants to read books on timely topics and take part in meaningful—and fun—service projects to benefit their communities. This is reading and social engagement at its best.
During COVID-19, this book club allows Parkites to read together, with their household, or by themselves. The service projects can be done together or alone.
The Park City Library’s Action Book Club theme changes each season. Each theme celebrates the joy of reading and the power of literacy.
Participating in the Action Book Club is easy. Follow these easy steps to get started.
Winter Theme: Finding Delights
Delights can be anywhere around you. What delights can you find for yourself and those around you?
Step 1: Read a Book
Select a book to read from the recommended list or choose one of your own.
Step 2: Take Action
Pick up an action bag from the Library, participate in a library event, or choose your own action.
Recommended Reading for Adults
The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders.
Poems from Pulitzer finalist Linda Hogan explore new and old ways of experiencing the vagaries of the body and existing in harmony with earth’s living beings.
The “Danish coziness” philosophy is fast becoming the new “French living” in terms of aspirational lifestyle books and blogs. There are countless viral articles comparing the happiness levels of Americans versus Danes. Their homes are more homey; their people are more cheerful.
Recommended Reading for Teens
Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother’s first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir.
Three teenagers, Freya, Harun, and Nathaniel feel lost in various ways and when they collide in Central Park, they begin to find purpose in their lives.
In her final year in foster care, seventeen-year-old Muir tries to survive her senior year before aging out of the system.
Recommended Reading for Youth
The lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully’s prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.
Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a “regular family,” especially after her best friend outgrows her.
When his father enlists in the military and makes him return his beloved pet fox to the wild, Peter, who has been sent to live with his grandfather hundreds of miles away, embarks on a journey filled with astonishing discoveries in order to be reunited with his fox.
Recommended Reading for Children
Seven-year-old Layla divulges many things that make her happy, especially her family and their community garden.
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
A book about being happy in the moment and embracing things as they are.
This blog post was created by librarians from Park City Library with help of information found in NoveList – a database which is free with your library card. NoveList is a comprehensive reading recommendation resource.