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Book Clubs

The library offers book clubs for a variety of ages and interests.

Adult Book Discussions

All adults are welcome to attend our adult book discussions. Copies of the books are available in the Adult Services department prior to each club meeting.

The General Book Club discusses titles selected from nonfiction and literary fiction. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Crime Fiction Book Club chooses suspenseful novels with a focus on criminality. As such, some titles have sensitive content. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 2:00 p.m. and the following Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. This book club does not meet in the months of December, January, and February.

Off the Beaten Path Book Club focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny–stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite you to leave your usual books behind and dare to read differently. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Teen and Tween Book Clubs

Copies of the books for teen and tween book discussions are available outside the Teen Room and in the Youth Services prior to each club meeting. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

Boast or Roast Teen Books: Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in grades 7-12.

Teen Choice Book Award Discussion: The Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader’s Choice and YALSA’S Teens’ Top Teen are two book awards in which teens choose the winners. Each month read one of these nominated titles and discuss if you think it’s worthy of an award. Free book and goodie bag available, while supplies last. Even if you miss your chance to get a free copy you can still participate in the discussion. Simply use your library card to check out a book or an audiobook, or to download an e-book or an e-audiobook using our digital resources. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in grades 7-12. It is supported by The Friends of DeKalb Public Library.