The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers weekly opportunities for people with cognitive or developmental disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books, and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Each group is comprised of between five and eight people. The small size ensures that each participant feels valued, and facilitates the development of strong friendships between members. Anyone may join the club, regardless of reading level and abilities.Club members take on active roles: together they decide which books to read and how they would like to structure their hour-long get-togethers. All meetings are held in local settings, such as a book store or coffee house.