Our local library is always coming up with creative ways to engage its patrons of all ages. They outdid themselves with the Book Camp. Book Camp is just what it sounds like: a camp for adults that revolves around books and reading. Set at the newly developed glamping site on the edge of Big Lake, four hours of sustained reading per day, broken into one-hour chunks, alternated with one-hour action-based activities revolving around books, authors, plots, etc. In the evenings, everyone sits around the campfire and listens to storytellers.
Book Camp was so successful and got so much national media coverage that libraries across the country are adopting it as part of their programming schedule for adults. Our creative librarians are adding Book Writers Camp to the schedule for next year.