Your public library hosts staff-led discussions and provides support to locally led book clubs.
Ask us to reserve titles
Check out a kit
Each Book Club Kit comes in a bag that’s checked out as a single item. Any Oak Park library cardholder can place a hold on or visit the second floor of the Main Library to select a kit. In each bag:
- 10 copies of the same popular title
- Discussion questions curated by Oak Park librarians
- Lists of similar titles to give you ideas on what to read, listen to, and watch next
Host your book club online
Many Oak Park book clubs and writers’ groups have been meeting online, via the library’s virtual meeting spaces service. You can set up and run your own virtual meeting on Zoom, with support from trained library staff. See how reserving a virtual meeting space works and what’s available »
Looking for ideas on what to read next, by genre and topic? Browse these suggested title lists »
Get a personalized recommendation
Our team of Oak Park librarians love listening to what you’ve already enjoyed, and can make you detailed, personalized recommendations for what to read next. This free service is open to Oak Park library cardholders 18 years and older. Get recommendations that suit you »
Join a library-led book group, or groups
Join your neighbors and friends at these book discussions led by library staff members.
- Earth Lounge explores the curiosities and complexities of nature, environmentalism, and sustainability.
- Crime & Coffee talks history and crime with fellow true crime lovers over a hot cup of coffee.
- Latinx Author Book Cafe discusses works written by Latinx authors. Spanish language copies will be made available when possible.
- Love on the Page discusses romance books and subgenres, like romantic fantasy, historical romance, contemporary romance, and more.
- Otherworldly Reads alternates between science fiction and fantasy literature.
- Words on Wednesday inspires small group conversation about a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles.