Book Club Central

Interlibrary Loans for Book Clubs

We can facilitate getting titles from other libraries for your book club at your request. Simply fill out this form and a staff person will contact you about your request. For recommendations ask a staff member for assistance – we love to talk about books!

Please allow 10-14 days to obtain books from other libraries for this service. So if you need books for your discussion 4 weeks before the meeting, please request copies at least 6 weeks before meeting. If you have a tighter time frame, we still may be able to get the materials you need, so please fill out the form linked above.

Stratford Library Book Clubs and Discussion Groups

Looking to join a book club? Try one of the Stratford Library’s book discussion groups, new members are always welcomed!

Books Over Coffee
Library staffer Linda hosts this monthly book discussion program that has been a popular staple at the library for over 30 years. Current bestsellers and notable authors mark the selections chosen for discussion. All “Books Over Coffee” titles are available at the Checkout Desk. *Meets the last Wednesday of the month from Noon to 1:00 pm.

Books on Tap
Stratford librarian Sarah hosts this book discussion group to talk about offbeat books and enjoy local brews. We’ll meet one Tuesday evening a month at the Oar and Oak restaurant located at 2385 Main St, Stratford, CT. We will meet at 7:00pm and then start our discussion at 7:30pm. All “Books on Tap” titles are available at the Checkout Desk.

Monday Morning Buzz
Join us for a new type of book club with a twist! No assigned books, just lively conversation led by library staff about the latest titles and trends in books, movies and more with input from you. Older books, newer shows, or a movie that surprised you—let the group know where you stand on the latest from the publishers and producers. Share what you’re reading and watching and hear recommendations from others! *Meets the first Monday of the month at 11:00 am.

Book Club Toolbox:

Here are a few online book club resources to help start and run a book group, get book recommendations and helpful reading guides, and more:

Getting Started

Book Selection

Recommended for online book groups:
Hoopla Book Club Hub – Selection of online ebooks and audiobooks, with every title available instantly, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees. (Stratford Library card required)

Good Conversation

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Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm