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Hi and sorry it has taken so long to get this HIT back to the group. Several people responded to my request about library clubs. Here is a summary of the replies: Many used library club members as library aides.Among the chores performed were: Stamping in new books. Bulletin Boards/Decorate library Circulation Interlibrary loan slips Adopt a shelf for shelving purposes Help deliver overdue notices Sharpen pencils Make bookmarks Photocopying Check in magazines Stamp date due cards Deliver library materials to classrooms Some extraordinary activities include: Host paperback book swap Run a book fair Other fundraisers Really fun ideas: Having a picnic with another school's library club Book/movie discussion once a week during a brown bag lunch in library Movie once a month on a book or author Poetry readings English Tea! Visit college library Rewards include goodie table, pizza party, picnics Many advised against having students shelve - they get bored easily and misshelve. Many advised/warned against having students move av equipment around, but older ones can often trouble shoot in classroom equipment ( wrong channel, rewinding, etc.) Many can with CD instruction and printer problems. It is best to meet and find out what the group wants to do, and if you want the club as aides or as a literary group. If they are aides, many advised only one student per period and that students should be expected to work at least twice a week. Also, IF you can, try to have a say in who belongs, rather than just open it up to anyone, and make it clear what is expected of them. Again, thanks to all who responded. Deb Dalton Deb4books@aol.com. So library clubs seem to include both a chore aspect as well as a literary expansion aspect - sort of like OUR job, funny thing about that.