Things We’ve Tried
In the past, the KLF has taken the lead in organizing and hosting programming, allowing member libraries to participate by simply inviting their patrons. We have had a number of successful one-off events (posters for some of these events can be found at the bottom of the page), as well as longer series such as the two examples below.
Read Local Book Club
In 2021-2022, the Read Local Book Club was a popular monthly online book club featuring local authors. Each month a different library hosted and facilitated a conversation with a different local author about their book. We had the privilege of talking with Jane Byers, Leesa Dean, Jennifer Ellis, Dave Butler, and Kate Armstrong. For a more detailed look at Read Local, click on the Read Local FAQ.
Kootenay Teen Book Club
In 2020-2023, the Kootenay Teen Book Club would invite teens to read the same book across the Kootenays over a month. At the end of the month, there would be an online conversation with the author of that book. It was a chance for teens to interact directly with the authors they admire, including Gordon Korman, Susin Nielsen, Susan Juby, Tasha Spillett, David Robertson, and more! For a more detailed look at past KTBC events, plus access to recorded events, click on the KTBC FAQ.
Programs we’ve tried: