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If you are running a book club, a book club member, or looking to join a book club, the Library has resources for you. Check out all that we have to offer, and let us know how we can help you with your book club needs.

Are you running a book club? Check out our Book Club to Go service! Book Club to Go offers grab-and-go convenience for library customers in book discussion groups. Each bag contains ten paperback copies of a book, with titles selected specifically for book clubs because of their discussion-provoking settings, plots, and characters. Many of the books are reading club editions so that you can take advantage of the discussion questions included. Or you can ask at the Culture & AV desk at Main Library, and we will provide you with a list of questions.

You can visit Main Library to browse our Book Club to Go selection in-person or call us at 330.643.9015, and we will send a bag to the drive-in window or a branch for you. You can also search our catalog and browse titles online. Our most recent additions are:

Are you interested in joining a book club? We have plenty to choose from – mystery, classics, YA for adults, and so many more. A different library location hosts each group; however, they are all virtual right now – no travel necessary! You can browse all of the Library's book clubs by visiting our events calendar.

If you like the idea of a virtual book club, we have those too! Check out the Travel Book Club for Wanderers and Wannabes where participants chat about the month's title on Goodreads. Hoopla Book Club is another option. Hoopla is one of the providers of ebooks and other materials in our digital library. They make quarterly recommendations for titles and provide links to digital items in their catalog – select your preferred format and no waiting lists! Every member can download their favorite format at the same time.

Community book clubs have become popular in recent years as well. Overdrive, another digital library provider, runs a free, global, digital book club called Big Library Read. The next title is The Art of Taking it Easy : How to Cope with Bears, Traffic, and the Rest of Life's Stressors by Dr. Brian King, psychologist and comedian.

When is a book club not a club? When it's the ON-YOUR-OWN BOOK CLUB! There are no meetings, no deadlines, no pressure – just good reading! Each book includes author information, questions to ponder and read-a-likes. Most titles include large print and audiobooks. Stop by the Culture & AV department at Main Library and pick up a copy of this month's book.

by Becky Aderman, 
Librarian, Culture & AV