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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clymer-French Creek Free Library
Adult Book Club
First Thursday of the month at 7pm
Contact Information: email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com or 372-0200
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