Book Clubs

What’s more fun than reading a book?  Talking about it!

For Adults

Forever Young Adult Book Club

If you enjoy Young Adult (YA) books, but you’re a little less Y and a bit more A, this is the group for you! The ZB Library FYA Book Club meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 at local restaurants. Please visit the events calendar for current meeting information. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.

  • 9/11: All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry. Judith can’t speak, but when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice. We’ll meet at Applebee’s in Zion from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Click here for details.
  • 10/9: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive–and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. We’ll meet at Applebee’s in Zion from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Click here for details.

Literary Tastings

Enjoy a taste of the classics in this savory book discussion.  We meet on Tuesdays  from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at local restaurants. Please visit the events calendar for meeting locations. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.

  • 9/9: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world’s most beloved novel. Click here for details.
  • 10/14: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson’s masterpiece of the duality of good and evil in man’s nature sprang from the darkest recesses of his own subconscious. Click here for details.

The Next Page

Books are best when shared! We’ll read some bestsellers and discover what’s on the next page. We meet on Wednesdays at the library from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at El Lago Mexican Restaurant in Zion from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Titles are available for checkout at the Adult Services desk.

  • 10/11: Landline by Rainbow Rowell. Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble and discovers a way to communicate with her husband in the past. Click here for details.

For ZB Teens

The Hardcover Society

This book discussion group is for ZB Teens. Visit us on Facebook to learn how you can get a free book! Join us for discussions, blogging, free snacks and sodas on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Applebee’s in Zion.

The Hardcover HIGH Society: For readers in 8th through 12th grades.

  • 9/11: The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. Click here for details.
  • 10/9: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer. Click here for details.

The Hardcover Society: For readers in 6th through 7th grades.

  • 9/11: The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. Click here for details.
  • 10/9: If I Stay by Gayle Forman – While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death. Click here for details.

For Kids

Junior Hardcover Society

Readers in 3rd through 5th grades are invited to this monthly book discussion group on Mondays, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The first three to register at the Youth Services desk with a parent or guardian will get a free book!

  • 10/20: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo – Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. Click here for details.

Guys Read

Guys in K-8th grades will read awesome books and talk ‘em over with other dudes. Hang out, munch on snacks and have fun playing games on Tuesdays, 9/16, & 10/7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Click here for details.

Night Owls

Kids – If you’ve ever been tempted to stay up all night reading a good book, then this club is for you! Night Owls meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and we’re sure to have a hoot!

In order to earn prizes for reading, check out the reading challenges page!