Tried and True Advice
- LitLovers (www.litlovers.com) A great resource for 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, and tips for book clubs.
General Questions to spark conversation
- Facilitating Discussions from I Love Libraries
- General Fiction questions from Lit Lovers
- General Non-Fiction questions from Lit Lovers
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
Clymer-French Creek Free Library
Adult Book Club
First Thursday of the month at 7 pm
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darwin R Barker Library Association in Fredonia
Barker Library Book Club
We meet quarterly (usually February, May, August, and November) on the 2nd or 4th Saturday of the month at 2 pm.
Additional discussions for special events may be added
Contact information Carey Caserta, Children’s and Young Adult Librarian, email@example.com
Dunkirk Public Library
Adult Book Club – A mix of fiction and nonfiction, both current and classic.
Second Wednesday of the Month Feb. – Dec. Goodreads.com DUNKIRK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Group (12 Members) | Goodreads
Times – 6:00 pm
Contact Information – 716-366-2511, ask for Roberta or Cindy
Ellicottville Memorial Library
YA Book Club
Last Thursday of the month
Time: 4-5 pm
Contact Information – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fluvanna Free Library
Book Club – A mix of titles
Last Friday of the Month
Time: 1:00 pm
Contact Information: email@example.com
James Prendergast Library
Books & Brews Book Club – Adult fiction books of various genres
Meets in person on the 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Brazil Lounge (10 E 4th Street) in Jamestown.
Contact – (716) 484-7135 Ext. 253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mayville Library Book Club – Variety of Fiction and Non-fiction
2nd Thursday of the month
Time- 7 pm (Zoom for now)
Contact Information Melissa Bartok 753-7362
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 on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month as agreed by members during the meeting. 6:45 pm.
This group of young people reads a broad spectrum of books – from young adults’ novels, fantasy, and sci-fi to current bestsellers on any topic.
Page Turners Book Club Group for youth readers and meets once a month on Mondays, usually at 4:00. They read a little bit of everything and sometimes will read books that have been made into movies. If so, they watch the movie too.
Tween Book Club– Book discussions, crafts, and snacks for kids ages 8-12 and parents
Fourth Wednesday of the month
Time- 4-5 pm
Contact Information– Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-372-0200
Bookclub– Everyone is invited and welcomed
Second Wednesday of the Month
Time- 6 pm
Contact Information– Director Mary 716-358-3712
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 – email@example.com