Action Book Club

In a new twist on the traditional book club, Park City Library will be starting an Action Book Club. 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.

Park City Library’s Action Book Club theme changes each season. Each theme celebrates the joy of reading and the power of literacy.

Action Book Club was created by Little Free Library. They believe that books can inspire you to make the world a better place—starting in your own neighborhood!

How to Participate:

The theme of Action Book Club for Winter is Moving Forward Celebrate growth, resilience, and well-being for all.

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.

Starting December 8th, pick up your Library action bag with supplies to check-in with someone and treat them to a hot chocolate gift.

In December, donate new adult or kids socks when you visit the library.Clean, new socks can make a difference in the growth, well-being, and resilience of those in Park City who are facing homelessness.

Starting January 5th, pick up your library action bag with supplies to create your own journal.

On January 12th, 12pm, Zoom with author & filmmaker Jennifer Pharr Davis to learn about her lessons of growth from her trail adventures.

Starting February 2nd, pick up your library action bag to make a Valentine to give to someone.

Reading Recommendations:

Children

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
After the Fall by Dan Santat
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell
The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires
The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada
She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
I am Human: a Book of Empathy by Susan Verde
When you are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Youth

El Deafo by Cece Bell
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba
A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia Williams
I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak

Teen

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Adult

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Educated by Tara Westover
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
The little book of Hygge: Danish Secret to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

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