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Book Clubs and the Freedom to Read

November 8, 2022

We ❤ our local book clubs! While Norris Library does not lead its own book club, we welcome local groups who use our space to gather, relax, and enjoy discussing what they’re reading. The Rutherford Readers have called Norris Library home for over three years, and there will be an interest meeting for a new Teen Book Club in mid-November, organized by a student at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy! Interested in hosting your book club at Norris Library? Fill out the interest form linked here!

Norris Library does not select books for the clubs we host, but we offer several resources that can help individuals and groups find and learn about their next great read. One of our favorites is NoveList Plus, available through NC LIVE and our partnership with Rutherford County Library. Library users can access and explore NoveList Plus from home with their library card and PIN. Watch a helpful how-to video below!

In addition to resources like NoveList Plus, Norris Library is happy to provide professional reviews on books, and can help families utilize resources like CommonSenseMedia.org that offer independent age-based ratings and reviews.

Norris Library adheres to the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement. We serve our community best by providing resources that help our users find books that interest them and make informed choices about what they read – not by making decisions or passing judgment on what they should or should not read. To learn more about our library’s dedication to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning, and the joys of reading for our diverse community, explore our Collection Development Policy, approved by the Board of the Norris Library Foundation in September of 2022.


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