Rally round, readers and book group enthusiasts! October is National Reading Group Month and we have book discussion resources for you as well as your book club. Our resources include: Books to Go bags (Book Discussion Kits), Book Club How-To’s, Discussion Questions, and more!
Each Books-To-Go kit may be checked out for six weeks and includes ten copies of a title, as well as a binder containing information about the book, biographical information on the author, and questions for discussion.
For more information, including how to reserve at kit for your group, you may visit our Books-To-Go webpage.
Book Discussion Questions
Staff Created Book Discussion Questions are available online. Can’t find the title your group is discussing? Email us at email@example.com for book discussion questions and anything else book discussion-related or below are a few discussion guide websites.
An excellent hub for resources, including: reading guides, book club help, book reviews, and more.
Reading Group Guides
Hundreds of guides from many different publishers are available through the site-a great place to start.
Reading Group Choices
A comprehensive site containing a directory of hundreds of reading guides from a variety of publishers.
Last, but not least, we have a upcoming library-led discussion on October 20th for readers in their 20s & 30s called Completely Booked!
Meet up with other book enthusiasts every third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Registering for the discussion is required to receive the login information.
Ready for a taste of the familiar along with the excitement of new twists? Welcome to Summer Reading 2020 and the introduction of an online tracking tool: Beanstack. This summer you’ll be able to enter your books wherever you are, earning digital badges and chances for virtual drawings all with a few taps of your screen or clicks of your mouse. Also, since Summer Reading starts June 1 and continues through August 31, you have an added month to set your own pace or to explore even more reading activities.
Begin by visiting our official MPPL Summer Reading webpage to discover how to Get Started and to learn what opportunities are available for Adults, Teens, and Young Readers. Each age group is presented with a variety of options of what to read or activities to complete, and you choose what fits your mood best. Challenge yourself to find suggestions of what to read through featured lists, or ask for a personalized suggestion. However you choose to participate, be sure to join us for The Spectacular Reading Race starting June 1!
We readers love to share our book feelings, and YOU are invited to connect with others to hear about the successes, the disappointments, and the ones that are getting you through the week. Each Tuesday from 7-8 PM, we are hosting an Open Book Share through Zoom. Come hear what your neighbors and Library staff have been reading, collect new ideas for your TBR list, and add to our lists by telling us about your own favorite discoveries! All who come are welcome to share and/or listen as they like — no pressure, no obligation, just lovely book fellowship.
To attend, register through our public calendar. This week’s event can be found here. We will then send you the Zoom link and information.
If you prefer to connect to fellow readers on Goodreads, don’t miss our No Commitment Virtual Book Group, where we will also be posting all titles shared in the weekly conversations. Hope to see you soon!
Missing the chance to talk books with friends both old and new? You are invited to visit a new MPPL Goodreads group to share with your neighbors what you are reading in any or all of our featured themes.
Separate discussion threads are open for five categories — all designed to be fully your choice. Whether your recent reads have been wild successes or frustrating disappointments, we’re here to celebrate the journey.
Not one to share with a group? For personal cheers or for reading recommendations of titles specifically available to you online, email your book comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy reading while sheltering-in-place!