Book Clubs

Virtual Book Clubs

Book Clubs

The library is now offering virtual book clubs on Goodreads. You can follow the library on Goodreads and see all of our book clubs on our groups page. You will need a Goodreads account to join. When you join, please answer the screening question so the book club host can add you to the group. Discussions will be open all month long to group members so that you can join in the conversation whenever it is convenient for you. 

Here is a list of our current virtual book clubs being offered on Goodreads. There is also information next to those clubs that meet Live on Zoom each month. For more information on these clubs, check out our blog.

Diversity Reads (Fiction & Non-Fiction) - Every Fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. on Zoom

High Springs Book Club (Fiction & Non-Fiction) - Every Third Thursday at 2 p.m. on Zoom

Millhopper Book Club (Fiction & Non-Fiction) - Every Second Tuesday at 1 p.m. on Zoom

My Favorite Crime Book Club (True Crime) - We will be taking a short break after the April virtual meeting!

Teen/Tween Book Club (Young Adult) - Every Second Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Zoom

 

Level Up Book Club

Level Up Book Club

Level up your professional and life skills with our new virtual book club. Titles will focus on productivity, leadership, and organizational improvement. This club is perfect for budding entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals at all career stages. This is a partner book club to the Greater Gainesville Chamber's Leadership Book Club. 

For more information visit our blog.

Book Club Kits

Each kit contains:

  • 10 copies of the title
  • A Large Print copy when available
  • An audio CD version when available.
  • A resource folder containing the following: summary information and reviews of the book; author biography; a list of suggested discussion questions and read-alikes; tips for book groups; and evaluation forms so you can let us know what you think of the service.

Many titles are also available as eBooks and digital audio downloads.

The contents are packaged together in a rolling tote bag for easy transportation.

We offer popular titles as well as lesser-known works of local and award-winning authors, fiction and non-fiction, adult and teen titles. The current titles have been recommended by staff or area book clubs as great for discussion!

Book Club Kits may be placed on hold and delivered to your local library for pickup. The kits check out for eight weeks, allowing plenty of time to distribute and read the book. Each kit may be renewed if there are no outstanding requests. Book Club Kits are checked out to one person, and only one kit can be checked out to a patron at a time. Books from the kit should be returned to that person, not to the library. That person is then responsible for returning the Book Club Kit with all contents to the library during open hours. Book Club Kits will not fit in bookdrops! 

For a list of titles, search for ‘Book Club Kit’ in the library catalog.

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