Next Chapter Book Club
We offer community-based book clubs for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our members (including some who cannot read) love books for the same reasons most people do. They enjoy being transported to different worlds where they meet interesting characters and learn about exciting new things. Taking that journey with a group of friends makes it even more delightful and fun.
A growing number of organizations, including libraries, social service agencies and parent groups – often working in collaboration with each other – are joining our Affiliate network and launching the low-cost / high-impact NCBC program in their communities. They recognize that Next Chapter Book Club is a simple premise with profound implications.
With more than 2,000 members attending 300 clubs in 31 states, four Canadian provinces and three European countries, Next Chapter Book Club is the largest community-based book club program of its kind in the world. We hope that every public library will consider offering this program to their patrons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.