Book Club Information
Whether you are currently a member of a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, let the library help. We can provide approximately 100 titles that you can check out. Each title has from 3-12 copies.
Choose from the following list, contact the Reference Desk at 419.521.3110, and we will have the books ready for you to pick up at Main Library or one of our branches. (NOTE: Books must be requested three days in advance of the desired pickup date.) These collections of books circulate for a six week period.
Resources for Book Clubs
Lots of information for book groups
“The online community for reading groups”
“What to Do When There's No Guide Available”
BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level
“Book-Clubs-Resource.com is a complete guide to book clubs and reading groups with an outstanding collection of links and information for readers, including information about saving with discount book clubs. Whether you're looking to start your own reading group, participate in one online, or just learn more about what a book club is, you'll make the best of your book club experience with Book-Clubs-Resource.com”
Book Club Chats, Advice & Reading Guides
“Dedicated to sharing great books, news and tips with book club girls everywhere”
“A Booklist blog"
Library Book Discussions
The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library adult book discussion groups meet once a month. Books are chosen by the group, focusing on a variety of genres and styles. The list of selected books for the quarter is posted on this web site and linked in At the Library. Copies of the books are collected at the desk where they can be checked out. Large print and audio books are often available. Those who are part of the group believe that reading is enhanced by good follow-up discussion Advanced sign-up may be required at some locations.