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Friday, June 26, 2009

Book Discussion Survey Results

In this post I urged you to take the Reading Group Guides Survey for book club participants. They just posted the results here.

7,700 people took the survey. One of the findings that most interested me was the fact that over 70% of people get their discussion book suggestions from friends. This is a void into which your public library can step.

Whether or not you library hosts a book discussion group, the staff should be able to help you find appropriate titles for your group.

Here at BPL we have noted this finding, and we are going to try to market our services better to the groups that meet outside of the library. People don't know what we can do for them unless we tell them.

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