The Victoria Public Library has a Walking Book Club

A few people taking a stroll downtown may look normal but Tuesday it was actually a walking book club.

“So today we will be doing the walking book club. We started it last year around New Years’ time with New Year’s resolution. We felt it was a great way for people to get a little exercise and meet people to talk about books,” said Brianna Valenzuela, Public Service Librarian at Victoria Public Library.

The group walked five blocks in downtown Victoria to discuss a book called “One Day in December,” but this not your normal book club. This concept is already in another part of Texas.

“We saw other libraries doing it, especially one in Austin. So we thought maybe we could try it down here, and we have a beautiful downtown area that easy to walk to from the library,” Valenzuela explained.

The group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free to anyone who wants to join and the library orders the books for each member, and Valenzuela says, the group is flexible.

“The hours it might not work for a lot of people, so we’re going to try to see if we can do more evening stuff or just work with people’s work schedule,” said Valenzuela.

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