Book Club Support
Do you have a book club? Did you know the library can help you request copies for your club members to pick up?
Here are the items we will need from you:
- Book Club Meeting Dates
- Titles of Books
- Name of Book Club
- Number of Members
- Material Format Types (regular print, large print, physical audiobook)
Books can be made available to pick up from the circulation desk at least 3 weeks before your book club meeting. From the time of request, it will take at least 2 weeks for your books to arrive. Therefore, please request your books at least 5 weeks in advance of your next meeting if you would prefer at least 3 weeks to read your book.
Certain popular titles may not be possible for us to get and we will let you know that upon receiving your title requests.
Click here to send us an email. You can also call us at 630-466-4686 and ask to speak with the Adult Department.
Book Club Suggestions
Here are some great websites that will help you select a book for your club.
Reading Group Choices - This website features a category of user-voted "favorites", as well as new spotlight books. Discussion questions are also provided for each book.
Goodreads - This social media platform where you can "friend" other readers, allows you to track your books - which books you would like to read aka your "TBR - To Be Read" shelf, the ones you have read, and the books you are currently reading. It also features forums and user generated reviews and lists. Here are some Goodreads lists that include top rated books for book clubs:
- Book Club Recommendations
- Book Club Picks Books
- Book Club Book Lists
- The Top 40 Book Club Picks - 2019
Lit Lovers - An online community that includes guide for how to start, run, and discuss a book club, as well as lists of recommended books for discussion.
Join us for a book discussion on Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison. This book is available for check out. This book discussion will take place on Zoom. Register for the meeting to receive the login information sent to your email.
In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive.
Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right.