The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Book clubs include five to eight people with a wide range of reading skills and abilities. Club members gather with two volunteer facilitators in local bookstores and cafés to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour each 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. NCBC members read adapted classic novels (i.e. Little Women and Treasure Island) as well as current, popular literature. NCBC members are learning and making friends and having a lot of fun doing it!
There are over 20 Next Chapter Book Clubs meeting each week in the greater Columbus area. If you would like to get involved as a book club member or volunteer facilitator, or if you would like to operate a NCBC program in your community, contact Jillian Ober.
Jillian Ober, MA, CRC
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
285C McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Program Info Sheet [PDF]