Start a Book Club
you really need to get a book club going is a few friends
who like to read, a few books you've been itching
to get your hands on, and a time and place to get together.
For help with the other details (like how to pick a book,
or what to talk about), and ideas on how to make your club
a success, check out these resources:
Contact us! The Downers
Grove Public Library Adult and Teen Services staff is happy to
help you find answers to your book club questions.
help you come up with possible titles, and once you've
got your group together, our interlibrary loan department
can be sure that everyone in your group can check
out a copy of your selected book.
Information for Book Discussion Leaders
A bunch of links to help you find a book and find discussion
Use your Downers Grove Public Library card to access
this database from home. Click on the "For Readers" tab,
then select "Book Discussion Guides, Young Adult
Level" for great ideas and lots of useful information.
Any librarian will be happy to help you with this if
you get stuck.
A book to help you along the way
For a comprehensive look at just about every aspect of
running a book group, check out The Reading
Group Handbook by Rachel W. Jacobsohn.