Big chair with pillow in front of full book shelves. Photo by Sanjeevan SatheesKumar on UnsplashAs we continue to stay home, it is important to maintain social connections and support positive mental stimulation. Reading groups and book clubs bring a social element to the solitary hobby of reading. With our libraries closed and borrowing limited to ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, it can be challenging to support a book group needing multiple copies. Until we reopen, we want to offer a few ideas on how to support a remote book club.

This article will cover reading materials and resources online. There are many platforms out there for connecting remotely, including Skype, Google Hangouts and Zoom. We recommend exploring what works best for your book groups, and to especially take into consideration security and privacy concerns. For those curious about using Zoom for your book club, we are offering Intro to Zoom classes (registration required).