Here’s the scoop. You’ve moved. Remembering what fun you had in your former book club, you investigate your local neighborhood network group. Maybe you can start your own club.
The library has a particularly useful help site in Lit Lovers, a “well-read online community.” This site will help you start your own book club – they have tips about all aspects, from selecting and discussing your selection as well as questions for both fiction and non-fiction titles. In addition there are games and icebreakers.
You’ve launched your group. Now it’s time to choose your monthly title. How else can the library specifically help? Particularly useful are the library’s book kits, which contain 10 copies of one title, a discussion guide, and can be checked out for six weeks to one person. In addition, the kits can be reserved.Planning in advance is easy. By doing a key word search, using the term “book group kit,” you will get an extensive selection of over 100 hundred titles. Be sure and sort the list for adult titles, however.
The library also has Novelist Plus, a book selection site that will give capsule summaries by category as well as guides, and author read-alikes. (Navigation: Library home page > Resources > A-Z > N > Novelist +)
There’s even more on our website. Do explore our guide particularly the tab about book discussion groups.