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Book Clubs

Indian Prairie Public Library hosts three guided book discussions each month:

The Nonfiction at Night Book Discussion meets on the first Thursday of the month to discuss a wide variety of popular nonfiction titles. Contact Joe P. at 630/887-8032 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about this group.

The Crime Readers Book Discussion meets on the second Thursday of the month to discuss twisty, thrilling mysteries. Contact Tori C. at 630/887-8760 x236 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about this group.

The Novel Idea Book Discussion meets on the third Monday of the month to discuss fiction novels and dive into each book’s characters, plot, setting, and themes. Contact Jen R. at 630/887-8028 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about this group.

Supporting Our Community Book Clubs

In addition to in-library book discussions, we also provide a variety of resources to our community book clubs. Here are a few ways your group can use the library to make your discussions the best they can be:

  • Browse our “Book Club Picks” book lists to discover something new to read and discuss.
  • Use the form at the bottom of this page to request a specific title for your group. The individual filling out the form below must be an IPPL cardholder. The books will be held at the Guest Services Desk and can be checked out by members of the group with library cards in good standing. Discussion questions will be provided on request.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help choosing your next title.
  • Use the resources recommended below to gather ideas and advice for your group.

Recommend Resources 

  • View our curated Book Lists. There are even a few lists focused on Book Club Picks.
  • hoopla - Choose a title on hoopla, and all of your members with an Indian Prairie Public Library card (or a card from another participating library) will be able to check out the book and start reading (or listening) to the book right away. No waiting and no holds.
  • BookBrowse - Features reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios and interviews, reading guides and other resources for book clubs, and much more. Subscribe to their twice-monthly newsletter.
  • Bookclubs.com- Organize your book clubs online and find general book discussion questions for a variety of genres. 
  • Book Riot’s #Book Clubs - Browse Book Riot’s blog entries relating to book clubs for advice, ideas, and more. Book Riot also publishes the “In The Club” newsletter featuring “tips and tricks to keep your book group well-met, well-read, and well-fed.”
  • LitLovers.com - Find popular book club books, reviews, reading guides, tips on how to start a group and discuss a book, and generic discussion questions (helpful for books without a reading guide).
  • Reading Group Choices – This site offers a variety of recommendations each month for book groups who need help finding their next great read.
  • Reading Group Guides - Visit this online community to discover good discussion titles, and resources for book clubs, and sign up for a monthly newsletter.

Book Club Request Form

Receive copies of your group’s next book by filling out the Book Club Request form below. For requests less than two weeks out from the desired pick-up date, please call the library at 630/887-0637.
The book group member submitting the request must be an IPPL cardholder.

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