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Book Clubs: Supercharged!
How can you supercharge your book club? Join us to explore success stories using two very different approaches.
Timken High School’s Mindy Engler has reinvented the traditional book club, revamping it with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Makerspaces, and community service projects to add life. At Timken it is all about connecting kids and books.
Mariemont High School's Emily Colpi started the Mariemont Reads Together “one book, one community” reading program in 2014 to create a community reading experience that explores global issues through text and communicates new understandings to the greater community. Students entering grades 9-12, along with staff, parents and community members, read the same nonfiction book and engaged in a community picnic and a presentation from a local speaker. Students then participated in an inter-grade level school-wide discussion of the book and collaborated on class photo journals representing the themes of the book.
Join us to learn exactly how they got started and how they keep it going!
About the PresentersEmily Colpi, Library Media Specialist at Mariemont City Schools
Emily Zauss Colpi is the Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati, OH. She earned her M.Ed in Educational Library Media from Wright State University in 2003 and a B.A. in Secondary English Education from Purdue University in 2000. Emily is currently an INFOhio Users Council representative, and has previously served on the boards of SWON Libraries regional library consortium and OELMA.Mindy Engler, Timken Senior High School Librarian for Canton City School District
Mindy Engler is the librarian at Timken Senior High School in the Canton City School District. She has been a school librarian for 15 years and also taught middle school Language Arts for seven years. She is an INFOhio District ICoach and serves as an INFOhio User Council Representative for the Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium. She completed YALSA’s 2013 and 2014 Reading Challenge and is nearing completion of the 2015 Reading Challenge. She loves helping kids find great books!