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Book Clubs

Resources for Digital Book Clubs

Thank you for doing your part to keep our communities safe through physical distancing. While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! We've updated this guide with tools for moving your book club meetings online (see the "Tips" tab on the left), and ways to find library books that your book club members can all read at the same time.

Finding books for your book club

There are various different ways to find books your whole book club can read at the same time. (And you can combine these sources to find copies for your whole group too.)

Book club kits (print) available at the library: See the tabs in this guide for a full listing of our book club kits. These kits are free to borrow from any of our library locations, and include 10 print copies of a single title plus discussion questions and background information.

eBooks and eAudiobooks on Overdrive/Libby:

  • No Waitlist Classics (unlimited simultaneous use classic eBooks)
  • No Waitlist Audiobooks (try an audiobook for your next book club meeting!)
  • Books to Read with a friend (eBooks with multiple copies available and few holds - good for mini book clubs)
  • NL Reads: We will be offering unlimited no waitlist access to one local title each month from November to February (Check back next Fall for our new titles!)
  • Monthly no waitlist features: We also often feature special titles for unlimited simultaneous use - check below for current titles

CELA (for accessible formats): If any members of your book club have print disabilities, they may qualify for our CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) services.

Big Library Read! July 13-27, 2022

Big Library Read is a free, global, digital book club hosted by Overdrive/Libby, offered three times per year. The featured title is available to all patrons with no wait-list for a period of two weeks, and there are great discussion guides and other resources available. See the Big Library Read website for more information and resources about the current/upcoming title.

The next title coming up is: The Girl in His Shadow by Audrey Blake

"An unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her."

Cover for "The Girls in His Shadown" shown on a tablet and a mobile phone. Text: Big Library Read July 13-27, 2022. An unforgettable historical fiction novel about one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her. Libby The library reading app.