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Celebrating Black Voices with the Book Club Resource

The Colorado State Library would like to invite everyone to celebrate Black History Month with our newly updated Book Club Resource! Over the past year, we have refocused our energy toward making our book club collection more diverse and inclusive, so that readers from all cultures and backgrounds can find stories for them written by […]

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CSL Book Club Resource Brief Hiatus Beginning January 31st

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource and Resource Kit Program will be taking a brief hiatus while our friends at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) complete their AspenCat migration, which is scheduled to begin the first week of February. During this time, we will not be able to add or change any records, or […]

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The Book Club Guide to Literary Libations

You’ve finally done it. You’ve formed your book club. Congratulations, because just getting more than two people together in a room that they’re not getting paid to be in is a feat all in itself. Whether you finally got all the names you needed on your library’s sign-up sheet, got a firm commitment from everyone […]

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Jump Start Your New Year with the Book Club Resource!

2019 is just around the corner and the Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource wants to help your book club ring in the New Year right! Whether you want to focus on physical health, grow your mind, expand your global horizons, or just read more for fun, we have a title to inspire and prepare […]

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Book Club Updates: You Spoke and We Listened!

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource would like to thank everyone who participated in our partner library survey and to let you know that we heard you! According to your responses, the number one factor in your decision on a particular title is the number of copies available.  So for the next several months, the […]

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The Book Club is Having una Celebración!

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource is excited to announce the addition of five Spanish language titles to our book club catalog as one of many steps in  our continued effort to best represent and serve the diverse and ever-changing population of our Colorado community!  Our new titles include works from celebrated authors such as Julia […]

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Book Club Welcomes Social Justice Titles!

We at the State Library’s Book Club Resource are pleased to announce some exciting new additions to our Catalog!  Not only are we adding almost twenty new titles to our collection, but we are also adding a new category to our online catalog with titles geared toward social justice and action reading groups as well […]

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A Heads Up for the Interim

As we say goodbye to Arian – our Book Club Guru and all-round Girl Friday, we want to assure Book Club members that the service will continue on while we search for our new Guru.  Our trusted Admin Team at the State Library is poised to jump in and take care of all lending and […]

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The Newest in New

We have 11 new titles that have been added to our collection this month! Please check them out. Every day brings new choices. -Martha Beck                                                             […]

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Keys to Mysterious Places

Some libraries can seem mysterious (is yours?) and authors have been known to use it to their advantage in their novels. This one does just that with a dose of mythical realism that is both strange and beautiful. Sound appealing? Then consider this title for your next bookclub option! We have 6 copies. An enchanted collection of […]

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Lovely, Lazy Reading Days

Summer is here and relaxing with a good book is always a welcomed lazy, hot day activity, is it not? And while your body is hopefully enjoying a moment of lounging, your brain need not be. Perhaps consider sneaking in a little knowledge within your fiction. What about historical fiction? We have many titles of […]

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Warning: This Book Includes Fiercely Loved Taxidermy

Depression and anxiety hardly seem like topics that could be twisted into laugh out loud humor, but Jenny Lawson has a gift for such things.  In her book Furiously Happy she exposes her struggles with the difficult reality of depression and anxiety preventing her from doing even the simplest things, as well as her often unique decisions […]

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Who Doesn’t Love Unicorns!

Feeling daydream-y and ready for summer reading with the influx of kids visiting your children’s/teens section at all hours of the day? We have a fantastical YA novel even the younger types may enjoy all about a lovely, sweet, lonely unicorn. These days it might be considered a wee bit of a classic for the younger types. The […]

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Tips for Funtastic YA Book Clubs!

Oh the tricky business of  convincing pre-teens/teenagers that a book club could be a super fun, fantastic event. I am here to help! I have scrounged the internet for some interesting or helpful tips when considering a book club for the younger set.  Have the kids/students pick out the book Keep the meeting relatively short, […]

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Grrrl Power!

Let’s honor the strong women in our collection! We have roughly 10 titles for your borrowing needs that celebrate brave, independent, and strong women. Some of these women wield their power subtly, others subversively, and yet others with confident grace. Enjoy the following quotes of these amazing fictional and real ladies. [Dr. Thomas] Mrs. Jessup […]

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A Man and His Dachshund

Colorado is a dog lover’s kingdom. This title in our collection is an ode to that overwhelming love we have for our doggies and how they are such an integral part of our family, be it small or large. This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t […]

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Oldies But Goodies

Ah…those books that we were required to read in high school English. The “classics.” Authors of a time gone by. Some were even controversial by society’s standards when they were published. All are worthy of conversations and discussions even today. We have seven such titles in our collection. Perhaps your bookclub would love to revisit some of […]

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A Story About Yummy Foods

Kitchens of the Great Midwest (5 copies) is story about a single chef dad raising his daughter and how that lovely daughter acquires an amazing palate and becomes a fabulous, but mysterious chef in her own right. And of course…there are recipes in the book! I am sharing three found within this delectable story that […]

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Let’s Get Graphic

Graphic novels. A unique and fantastic way to get the older kids reading and discussing a story, especially when they are about noteworthy subjects such as war, disabilities, and civil rights. We now have three graphic novels to choose from (which is so exciting!). DOGS OF WAR: Dogs were often used in the time of war and […]

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Happy New Year!

To celebrate the new year we have two new titles! Another YA addition and a hilarious and insightful autobiography for us big kids. And the quote I found for this week is almost too appropriate- And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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3 Special Adoptees

We have added three amazingly thought provoking YA titles (thank you Anythink!). CHALLENGER DEEP (deals with the onset of schizophrenia of a teenage boy) (12 copies) Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school […]