A new chapter has begun at St. Joseph’s University, New York’s Long Island Campus, with the addition of the student-run Book Club turning pages — and heads — this semester.
With two events already completed and nine more scheduled before May, the newest club is off to a strong and busy start.
“Book Clubs are exciting, welcoming and relaxing,” explained club president Cristina Costantino. “This is why I created the Long Island Campus Book Club. The goal of the club is to create an SJNY community where members can make new friends, have time to relax during their busy semester, partake in a hobby or find a new hobby, and give back to the community.”
The first three events were well attended. The first meeting invited students to participate in a book swap, the second involved bringing in author Alena Dillon to discuss her journey from writing to getting published, and the third was an opportunity for students to work on journaling.
“I hope other students can see this club is not just about reading, but supporting the SJNY community and outside communities,” said Costantino, a senior marketing major with a minor in digital design. “I hope the students will love this club as much as I do.”