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Last week, I traveled down to Toms River for a terrific book group event hosted by the Ocean County Library System where they previewed the latest additions to their very successful Book Club program. Book groups in the county that are registered are eligible to receive “Books in a Bag” for their group. Books are picked up at a local library, and whenever possible the offerings include large print or audiobooks, as needed, for the participating group. We know that programs like this exist throughout the country, and it was nice to hear not only about their offerings, but also audience feedback on some of the suggestions. Above you can see a photo of the two program coordinators, Gigi Hayes (middle) and Melissa Freeman (left), along with Mary Sasso, from HarperCollins (middle), who presented nine of their great book group-friendly titles.