Book Clubs and Kits


If you are a member of a book club, you’ll be happy to know that Book Club Kits are available for you to check out! Each tote has multiple copies of the same book, enough for each person in your club to read.

In addition to the books, totes may also have large print copies and books-on-CD. The tote gets checked out to one person, who is responsible for seeing that all materials are returned when your club is finished. The kits have a longer circulation period (five weeks) so you usually won’t have to worry about fines before your club meets again.

To see which titles are currently available as Book Club Kits, search our Catalog for "book club kit" or ask a staff member.


The library currently supports four book clubs. They are open to the public and newcomers are always welcome.

Book Lovers Club

Meets at the Ladd Library the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

July: "The Martian" by Andy Weir--discuss July 12

August: "Whistling Past the Graveyard" by Susan Crandall--discuss August 9

September: "Some Luck" by Jane Smiley--discuss September 13

October: "What She Left Behind" by Ellen Marie Wiseman--discuss October 11

November: "Very Valentine" by Adrana Trigiani--discuss November 8

December: "Dream When You're Feeling Blue" by Elizabeth Berg--discuss December 13

Downtown Library Book Club 

Meets at the Downtown Library in the Conference Room the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3:30 pm.

July: "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards--discuss July 9

August: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson--discuss August 13

September: "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty--discuss September 10

October: "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain--discuss October 8

November: "Ford County" by John Grisham--discuss November 12

December: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak--discuss December 10


Witwer Book Club: Between the Covers

Witwer Healthy Aging Program. Meets at the Downtown Library in the Unconference Room the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10 am.

July: "The Road to Little Dribbling" by Bill Bryson--discuss July 5

August: "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain--discuss August 2

September: "The Martian" by Ridley Scott--discuss September 6

October: "Whistling Past the Graveyard" by Susan Crandall--discuss October 4

November: "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee--discuss November 1

December: "Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel" by Jeannette Walls--discuss December 6


Women's Studies Reading Group

Fiction and non-fiction books by, for, and about women. Meets at the Downtown Library in the Conference Room the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

July: "Furiously Happy" by Jenny Lawson--discuss July 7

August: "In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez--discuss August 4

September: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler--discuss September 1

October: "The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel" by Cristina Henriquez

**There will be no regular meeting on October 6. Instead, readers are encouraged to attend the author's event at Mount Mercy University: "The Overlooked Immigrant," October 6, 7-8 pm, Mount Mercy University, Busse Center, Chapel of Mercy

November: "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain--discuss November 3

December: "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah--discuss December 1