Pilot Program: Action Book Club

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We believe that books can inspire you to make the world a better place—starting in your own community!

The Town of Shady Shores is piloting our version of an Action Book Club. 

In a twist on the traditional book club, Little Free Library’s Action Book Club combines reading and community service. Participants read books on timely topics, engage in lively discussions, and take part in meaningful—and fun—group service projects to benefit their communities. This is reading and social engagement at its best.

When Action Book Club members share their experiences online, they help start a ripple effect of positive activity throughout out our community, across the country, and around the world.

The Action Book Club’s current theme is In Our Nature, which honors the environment, our planet, and how we connect with the world around us.

No need to sign up, however, we hope to build this program through social media, e-blasts, and gatherings. Collecting participants names would help us achieve this goal. 

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Social Media Engagement

In hopes of keeping everyone safe and allowing people to engage from where they are comfortable, we have created a social media campaign. 


Town of Shady Shores

Each month we will create an event page. The event page is connected to our main town page. 

We also created a private Facebook Group to add to the fun! 



If you post to Twitter please use #lifehappenshere #ShadyShoresinAction #TownofShadyShores

Facebook Event Page Links and Book Suggestions
  • February 2022
  • Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon (36 pp, Chronicle Books, 2016). Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning. Ages 3-5. 
  • Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty (224 pp, Milkweed Editions, 2021) “This diary chronicles the turning of my world, from spring to winter, at home, in the wild, in my head.” Evocative, raw and lyrical, this startling debut explores the natural world through the eyes of Dara McAnulty, an autistic teenager coping with the uprooting of home, school, and his mental health, while pursuing his life as a conservationist and environmental activist. Ages 13 and up. 
  • The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall (272 pp, Celadon Books, 2021). Looking at the headlines―the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval―it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed. In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her “Four Reasons for Hope”: The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit