The objective of The Book Club is to expand member's personal literary experience by reading and discussing works chosen by NTHS students in a friendly, open, and safe environment.
The benefits of this program include offering members the opportunity to improve their reading and communication literacy, expand knowledge of literary genres, and build healthy and meaningful relationships through the enjoyment of reading and discussion. All NTHS students are welcome to meetings and are encouraged to join and take part in the title selection and discussion. Students do not have to be members to attend discussions.
The Book Club will enhance the existing curriculum at NTHS in that all provided title options are reviewed by reputable education organizations, such as ALA's YALSA, The School Library Journal, and NPR's 100 Best YA Novels. Other classic titles will be offered for selection to address college and career readiness and college entry-level literacy. Members will engage in educational experiences as they select, read, and review a variety of literary genres and engage in meaningful discussions about character analysis, themes, and personal connections made throughout the readings. Additionally, members will feel a sense of ownership and camaraderie throughout the title selection, reading, and discussion stages for each book club cycle.
The Book Club will hold a monthly meeting to select titles, collaborate on future titles, and discuss ideas related to the current title. All students and staff may attend the meetings and participate. The first book club cycle will begin in January or February with two more book club cycles following in March and April.
The selected titles and copies will be available to teachers and staff to supplement curriculum if desired. They will also be available to the library PLC as well.
It is possible to receive Measure A funding to fund this program, but this is not yet certain. Other than Measure A, there were no other suggested funding organizations.