JUST ANNOUNCED! Our Action Book Club, which combines reading and community service, is launching a new theme: We Are Family, celebrating families of all kinds and how they shape us. In honor of the new theme, we’re hosting an exciting giveaway for Action Book Club members. This is a great time to get a group together and join!

Sign up your Action Book Club by August 31, and you’ll be entered to win one of several book packages of Action Book Club titles. Plus, one grand-prize winner will receive a Little Free Library book-sharing box! (Winners will be announced by email September 5; existing Action Book Clubs will be automatically entered to win; book packages will vary.) SIGN UP HERE!

The Action Book Club is open to any age group—from elementary classrooms to existing adult book clubs. A recommended reading list for adults, teens, and kids appears on the Little Free Library website with books that reflect the “We Are Family” theme, which will be active through January 2020. Books include The Most Fun We’ve Ever Had by Claire Lombardo, For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama J. Lockington, Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, and more.

The Action Book Club invites groups to sign up; read and discuss books; and then carry out meaningful (and fun) service projects together. When Action Book Clubs share their stories online, they inspire others, creating a ripple effect of positive impact. Here is a sample of uplifting Action Book Club activities:

  • An adult Action Book Club in Goleta, California, read Educated by Tara Westover, and then established a Little Free Library at the local laundromat to increase book access.
  • Middle-schoolers in Midlothian, Virginia, read Refugee by Alan Gratz, and then knit scarves and put together emergency kits for refugees in their community.
  • Kids in Potomac, Maryland, read Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, and then made cards and care packages of healthy snacks for underserved youth in the Washington, D.C., area.

Established in 2017, the Action Book Club now consists of more than 1,200 registered clubs and 63,000 members in 39 countries. The Action Book Club has been featured in Parade, Martha Stewart Living, Christian Science Monitor, and others, and collaborates with the New York Times Learning Network, which will unveil a curated list of compelling articles related to the “We Are Family” theme this fall.

You can be part of this story of change. Start an Action Book Club today!


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