Book Clubs

2019-2020 Title list with more than 10 copies

Popular Authors 2019-2020 Titles with more than 10 copies

Tried and True Advice

  • LitLovers (www.litlovers.com) A great resource for the basic foundation of starting a book club, general discussion questions, reading guides to over 3,000 books, popular book lists, and highlights of book clubs from all over.
  • Reading Group Guides (www.readinggroupguides.com)- Offers several reading guides for books, tips for book clubs

General Questions to spark conversation

Tips for Virtual conversations

  • Pick a platform (CCLS offers GoToMeeting for Member libraries)
  • Do a test run before your first session – have some people log-in to make sure all is working
  • Mute unless speaking
  • Have a moderator to encourage discussion by asking questions
  • Try out some of the polls or surveys during the discussion

Member Library Book Club Information

Darwin R Barker Library Association in Fredonia 

Barker Library Book Club

We meet quarterly (usually February, May, August, November) on the 2nd or 4th Saturday of the month at 2pm. 

Additional discussions for special events may be added

Contact information   Carey Caserta, Children’s and Young Adult Librarian, childrenslibrarian@barkerlibrary.org 

Clymer-French Creek Free Library

Adult Book Club 

First Thursday of the month at 7pm

Contact Information: director@cfclibrary.org

Sinclairville Library

Adult Fiction Book Club – In person

Meets in person on the 3rd Monday (except when holiday, meets 2nd Monday) @ 7 pm

Young Adult Fiction Book Club

Meets in person on the 3rd Saturday @ 1 pm

This is not just for young adults, we just read young adult titles.

Adult Fiction Book Club – Virtual

Virtual on the last Monday of the month @ 6 pm

Book Club page that lists the titles for upcoming book clubs.  https://www.sinclairvillelibrary.org/book-clubs/

Contact Information – info@sinclairvillelibrary.org

Myers Library in Frewsburg

Monthly Book Club – meets every first Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm.

Designated for a more mature audience, the group tends to read historical novels and occasional non-fiction books.

After Hours Book Club ( formerly 30-something book club) – meets once or twice a month, on different days of the week, agreed by members during the meeting.

This is a group of young people reading a broad spectrum of books – from young adults’ novels, fantasy, and sci-fi to current bestsellers on any topic.

Dunkirk Public Library

Adult Book Club – A mix of fiction and nonfiction, both current and classic.

First Thursday of the month, currently posting on Goodreads.com  DUNKIRK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Group (12 Members) | Goodreads

Times – 6:30 pm

Contact Information – 716-366-2511, ask for Roberta or Cindy

Lakewood Memorial Library 

The Third Tuesday Book Group – Mix of fiction and non-fiction. Books voted on in January

Third Tuesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 pm via Zoom – check the website and Facebook Page for more info.

https://www.lakewoodlibrary.org/third-tuesday-book-group/

https://www.facebook.com/LakewoodMemorialLibrary14750

Olean Public Library 

Brown Bag Book Club

Third Tuesday of every month at 12:30 pm

Contact Information Kim or the Information Desk for more information reference@oleanlibrary.org or 372-0200

Mayville Library

Mayville Library Book Club – Variety of Fiction and Non-fiction 

2nd Thursday of the month  7 pm  (Zoom for now)

Contact Information  Melissa Bartok  753-7362