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Invitation to join book club

- – Sarah Matthews

Members of a new club designed to create a positive, inclusive community for young booklovers will meet for the first time this afternoon.

Headspace Horsham youth engagement and community awareness officer Trina Gloury said Young Adult Book Club members would meet in person at Wimmera Wellbeing Centre in Urquhart Street at 4pm, as well as virtually via Zoom.

“In our first meeting we will be chatting about all our favourite books, books we hope to read during book club and all members will receive a fun reading goody bag,” she said.

The book club is for youth aged between 15 and 18.

“The whole purpose is to break the social isolation that a lot of young people are facing at the moment,” Mrs Gloury said.

“We’re really excited. The book club is entirely free, so we’ll get all our books from Horsham Library. They have very happily and kindly collaborat­ed with us, which is great.

“We also have an app we’re going to be using, where young people can use e-books and audio books if that’s their medium of choice.”

Mrs Gloury said the book club was designed to create a community for young booklovers and provide a positive influence.

“I found there wasn’t really an opportunit­y for young people who like books – the library didn’t have a program as such – so we thought it would be a really nice way to fill a gap,” she said.

“We have a few members already and we’re also working on creating a second group for adults aged 18 to 24.”

Registrati­on for the book club is essential and people can call 5381 1543 or email info.headspaceh­orsham@ vt.uniting.org for more informatio­n or to register.

 ?? Picture: PAUL CARRACHER ?? PLENTY ON OFFER: Headspace community awareness officers Trina Gloury, left, and Cass Jeffery with books for a new young adult book club, which launches this afternoon.
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER PLENTY ON OFFER: Headspace community awareness officers Trina Gloury, left, and Cass Jeffery with books for a new young adult book club, which launches this afternoon.

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