“I live with some of the most interesting people, but never know until I read their obituary.” I always remember this comment from a senior patron. As the Outreach Librarian at Portland Public Library (Maine) for nearly 25 years, I spent a great deal of time making deliveries at a senior residence and speaking with patrons.
当我听到这一评论，我决定开发一本书组计划，帮助居民了解对方和发展社会感更强。它原来是一个巨大的成功，一个好卖外出资人，作为具有长寿命的程序。我很自豪地宣布Thorndike Presshas officially adopted the program that gave me so many memories and introduced me to so many great friends for over 30 years.
TheThorndike Press Senior Book Groupprogram is essentially a book group “in-a-box.” The idea is to take this program to senior living situations to help residents get to know each other and develop a stronger sense of community. It provides the perfect chance to talk about life experiences with fellow residents in an informal moderated situation.
Book groups can be intimidating for library staff, but not this one. Thorndike provides multiple titles to choose from, a handbook for setting up the group that includes funding ideas, and all the resources needed to lead the group. Library staff, volunteers, or facility staff can facilitate the program.
Our titles are chosen with seniors in mind and the discussion questions are more experiential in nature than text-based. An example from the discussion guide forA Man Called Oveis:
This is a question anyone can answer. Even if they haven’t read the book, they can participate which is the goal.
- book summary
- character list
- facilitator notes: the reasons why to read
- reflection questions
我很喜欢创造这些指南，我觉得帮助开发在什么有时是一过性的情况社区。如果你有兴趣在桑代克出版社资深出版集团计划，更多地了解标题和提供指南，contact your rep for details >>