The newest book club at the Orange branch of the Delaware County District Library is different by design.

The branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd. in Lewis Center, will offer an inclusive book group this summer for adults with and without intellectual disabilities.

The group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 28 to read "The Fall Guy" by Barbara Fradkin.

A mystery with shorter chapters and a pace that keeps readers guessing, the book is considered a "hi-lo," or "high interest, low difficulty," said Amee Sword, assistant branch manager of adult services.

A traditional book club typically is assigned a book and has a month to read it before meeting once to discuss it, Sword said.

"It's a good read; it's interesting and it goes quickly," Sword said. "In this book club, we're going to read together every week."

The inclusive club is a way for the library to make all patrons feel comfortable. Sword said she hopes in the future the group will read books suggested by members.

"People want to see themselves at the library," Sword said.

The book club will be limited in size and can include caregivers. Those interested may register by calling 740-549-2665 or visiting www.delawarelibrary.org/event

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