Library Corner: Book clubs |

Library Corner: Book clubs

Polly Gallagher
Grand County Library District

What to read? What to read? What to read?

Book clubs introduce you to a book you wouldn’t normally read. Book clubs take you from the passive to the thought provoking. Book clubs provide a place to chat and a place where friendship thrives.

A library is a space for people to connect, to share, to explore ideas, and to stimulate discovery. Hmmm, just like a book club. When selecting a book for your next book club, consider how we can help.

We can save you money. Just pop onto to see what is available in the catalog as well as how many copies are available. Sure, your local branch may have only one copy but when you click on “Quick Copy View” you can see that 14 more copies are available for pick up at your same local library from libraries all over the state. Not enough? Check “In Prospector” for even more copies.

Another consideration is ordering a book club kit through the library. Go to and click on “Catalog”. In the search bar type “Book Club Kit” and also click “Format” which will show the variety of formats (book, audio, ebook, etc…) available. Click on Book Club Kit and you will see the 156 book club kits easily available to you.

We can help you pick a book. Is your book club struggling to figure out what to read next? Visit NoveList Plus under “Ebooks & Learning Tools”. You can peruse a variety of subjects, authors, genres, and topics. Search by awards, look for some older titles.

Not part of a book club or wanting to read more? We might have something for you…

Granby Book Club is this Monday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Mavericks Grill discussing “Cowboys are My Weakness” by Pam Houston.

Great Decisions civic discussion group starts March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Juniper Library. First topic Global Migration.

Hot Sulphur Springs Book Club is held at HSS Firehouse 5:30 p.m. on Mach 11 with Helen Thorpe’s “The Newcomers.”

Books Too Good to Miss Senior Book Club is reading “Memoirs of a Geisha” for Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Granby Library.

The “Brown Bag Book Club” meets in Juniper Thursday, March 14 at 12:30pm for “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.

Wanting the thrill of discussion but not the monthly commitment or being told what to read? Try the Virtual Book Club. It’s not digital but rather an opportunity to read your choice of book in a selected genre and come discuss. Held quarterly, the next meeting is May 1 in Kremmling at 6:30pm or May 6 at 6pm in Hot Sulphur. The topic – classics.

Mountain libraries elevate minds. Grand County Library District aims to connect people to explore ideas. Book clubs and our libraries, a great fit.

Polly Gallagher is the director of public services at the Grand County Library District.

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