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Lighter Reads


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  • Receive copies of the book for your group by filling out the Book Club Request form below.
  • Let us provide book reviews, discussion questions, and author interviews and biographies.
  • Use the recommended resources below to gather ideas and advice for your group.
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Experience the library's lively discussions:

  • New members always welcome.
  • Copies of the book available at the Checkout Desk one month before the discussion.


Library Book Clubs


crimereadersbgCrime Readers

a book club for readers who like unraveling clues, interpreting evidence, & analyzing characters

Meets at Home Run Inn (Darien) on the third Thursday of the month from September to May. Dinner (optional) at 6 p.m. and discussion at 7 p.m.


a book club for 20-30 somethings who enjoy discussing popular & relevant fiction & nonfiction

Meets at various restaurants in the community on the third Wednesday of the month from January to October at 6:30 p.m.

novelideabcNovel Idea

a book club for for readers who like to delve into a book's characters, plots, setting, & themes

Meets at the library on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May at 7 p.m.



  • ALA Book Club Central

    Discover new ideas for books, tips on leading discussions, book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions, and more.

  • Book Riot’s #Book Clubs

    Browse Book Riot’s blog entries relating to book clubs for advice, ideas, and more.

  • BookBrowse

    Features reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more. Subscribe to their twice monthly newsletter.

  • LitLovers.com

    Find popular book club books, reviews, reading guides, plus tips on how to start a group, discuss a book, and generic discussion questions (helpful for those books without a reading guide).

  • Reading Group Choices

    Fun, comprehensive reading group site with hundreds of guides and recommendations, plus news and advice.

  • Reading Group Guides

    Visit this online community to discover good discussion titles, tips for book clubs, and sign up for a monthly newsletter.

Book Club Requests

Book Club Request Form

Request copies of the next book being discussed by your group. Receive book reviews, author interviews, and discussion questions.
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