Next Chapter Book Club: the most fun hour of your week!

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Next Chapter Book Club

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Next Chapter Book Club
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Are you a book lover? Do you have one hour to spare each week? Then Next Chapter Book Club is for you!

The Next Chapter Book Club is an exciting program of The OSU Nisonger Center that promotes literacy, social connection, and community inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities. Book clubs meet weekly for one hour in local bookstores, coffee shops, and cafes.

We are currently looking for volunteers to serve as group facilitators. Facilitators support book club members as they read and build social skills. One facilitator reports, "We have all become real friends and to a great extent, have positively changed each other's lives." As a volunteer facilitator, you will be provided with training and ongoing support.

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About Next Chapter Book Club


1581 Dodd Drive, 327 McCampbell Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, US

Mission Statement

The Next Chapter Book Club is committed to providing adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities literacy and social interaction experiences that encourage friendship and lifelong learning within a community-based setting.


The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) promotes literacy, social connectedness, and community inclusion for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. The premise is simple. A group of five to eight people with disabilities and a wide range of reading skills gather with two trained volunteer facilitators in a local bookstore or café (or similar community gathering place) to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour a week. Much like members of any other book club, NCBC members choose the book they want to read and how they would like to structure their club. Books in the NCBC library include adapted classic novels such as The Secret Garden and Treasure Island as well as current, popular literature. NCBC members are learning and making friends and having a lot of fun doing it!


We'll work with your schedule.


clubs meet in the community, location TBDColumbus, OH 43210


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading / Writing




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment: 1 hour per week

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