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Western MA Readers' Advisory Round Table

Advising readers on their next book is one of the most intimidating and exhilarating aspects of library work. Helping readers with their reading needs builds an ongoing and treasured relationship between library staff and their users. Readers’ Advisory (RA) is a skill that grows over time and with practice. This roundtable explores reading genres, their appeal for readers, and expands our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 
This year we will discuss a Teen/YA arc, and wrap up with Narrative Nonfiction. And after last year's focus on diversity and inclusivity in our selections, we will continue to prioritize those in our reading and discussion! You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Join our google group for discussion and notifications!

Genre: Teen/YA Relationships

Benchmarks: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Please read a 2nd Teen/YA Relationships Fiction title. Look on the blog for a list of links to suggested titles, and be sure to comment on the blog post with your second title.

For a more detailed description and full schedule of the genre studies, check out: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/

Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -- Teen/YA Relationships
   South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley 01075
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -- Teen/YA Realistic Fiction
      Hatfield Public Library, 39 Main Street, Hatfield 01038
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 -- Narrative Nonfiction
       The Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst 01002-2285

Contact: Jan Resnick   413-531-9346   njrezz@comcast.net

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
9:45am - 12:00pm
South Hadley Public Library
  Affiliate Meetings     Readers Advisory  
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