We are committed to providing book discussion opportunities to the public. Book clubs can introduce readers to books they might not otherwise read, and through discussion and reflection, readers can gain a deeper understanding of what they have read. Most of all, book clubs bring people together to celebrate reading. The library supports book discussion opportunities in three ways:
- Giving access to 350+ book club kits (10 books each) to Payne County Clubs that register with us. Complete the form below to register.
- Providing librarian led-book clubs for community members to join, and linking clubs with open spots to individuals who want to join a book club.
- Allowing book clubs to use meeting room space at the library.
Librarians currently host four book clubs, each is limited to 10 participants. Clubs occasionally accept new members.
- Walking Book Club (1st Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.) - Walk and talk about books at this seasonal book club! Led by Lisa O'Donnell.
- Second Friday Book Club (2nd Fridays @ noon) - This is our longest-running book club, it's been meeting since 2006. Led by Stacy DeLano.
- Ms. Red's Book Club (3rd Thursdays @ 11:30 a.m.) - Led by Lisa O'Donnell
- Four Star Book Club (3rd Fridays @ noon) - Our second longest-running book club, Four Star was started in 2007. Led by Danielle Shreve.
- Bookclubs - A site for helping you manage your book club, pick titles, and access discussion guides.
- Book Movement - A free tool for managing your book club! List club selections, meeting details, and send out automatic reminders.
- LitLovers - Reviews, book discussion guides, recipes, reviews, and more.
- Reading Group Guides - An online community for reading groups including discussion questions and tips for running a book club.