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SCLD Online Book Club

FOR READERS LIKE YOU

Our Online Book Club offers five book selections per year. For each book, you have around two months to read, comment, and interact with others on this online community forum.

We’ll be reading fiction, nonfiction, and other genres. Adults who are interested in lifelong learning, personal growth, or who want to read for relaxation will find additional content related to the book on the online forum. You can participate in discussions or just gather new information and perspectives without interacting.

Start reading right away!

For each book selection, in-district library card holders can download the eBook version on Freading with no waiting or holds. The current book club title is always available on demand from Freading. Other library card holders and those who prefer reading printed books can place a hold for the title in our catalog or, if preferred, purchase a copy from their favorite bookseller.

Anyone can join the book club at no cost. And with your in-district library card, you will get immediate access to the eBook version of book selections.

If you don’t have a library card, you can get your card online.

Our Online Book Club forum is moderated by Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru, which manages book clubs for libraries, alumni associations, and other organizations. PBC Guru provides additional engaging content that you can explore for each book selection.

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CURRENT BOOK SELECTION

March 18–MAY 20
Book cover of News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

News of the World

By Paulette Jiles

Publisher’s Synopsis

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

Additional information

  • LibraryReads #1 Pick
  • Now a Major Motion Picture
  • National Book Award Finalist—Fiction
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BENEFITS OF JOINING A BOOK CLUB

Connect with others

Share your ideas and learn from others about the books you’re reading and the topics covered. Discover new connections in your community to others from different backgrounds and generations.

Continue learning & growing

Gain new perspectives when exposed to books you might not typically read and engaging and thought-provoking online discussions. You’ll have access to dynamic learning and opportunities for personal growth that you can tap into whenever it fits your schedule.

Uncover the health benefits of reading

Reading can reduce stress, help you sleep better, alleviate depression symptoms, help prevent age-related cognitive decline, and may even help you live longer (healthline.com and experteditor.com.au). Reading can also make you smarter and more empathetic to others, increasing your reasoning ability, vocabulary, emotional intelligence, leadership abilities, and creativity (bigthink.com and Harvard Business Review).

If you have questions about how the book club works, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section provided by PBC Guru.

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