Book Clubs

The Le Mars Public Library hosts a library book club meeting every second Thursday of the month. Titles for the year are listed below. Titles are subject to change due to availability.

Library Book Club 2022

January 13th – The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin (351 pages, fiction) & The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin (307 pages, nonfiction)

February 10th – Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (377 pages, YA fiction) 

March 10th – The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. (400 pages, fiction) 

April 14th – When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson (312 pages, fiction)

May 12th – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (348 pages, fiction)

June 9th – The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenney (304 pages, fiction)

July 14th – The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian (384 pages, fiction) 

August 11th – Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (608 pages, fiction)

September 8th – Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (408 pages, fiction)

October 13th – Girl A by Abigail Dean (344 pages, fiction)

November 10th  Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (376 pages, fiction)

December 8th – Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor (400 pages, fiction)


NEW! Dine Around Book Club

Discuss books while visiting restaurants around town! Registration is required every month to attend, as space will be limited. Bring a list of 2-3 books you would like to talk about.
The library will provide an appetizer. Any drinks and additional food you order will be at your cost.

Dates and locations:

Tuesday, January 25 at 5:30pm @ 4 Brothers

Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30pm @ Godfathers

Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30pm @ Family Table

Saturday, April 23 at 11:00am @ Bellisimo

Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30pm @ Bowling Alley

The library will post more locations soon!

Support for Local Book Clubs

The Le Mars Public Library is happy to promote reading by supporting local book clubs in the following ways:

  • Obtain copies of books for your book club. 
  • Attempt to obtain titles in multiple formats when requested (large print, audiobooks, eBook, audio download etc.) 
  • Provide a convenient place for book club members to pick up their book club title.
  • Request a special due date from lending libraries that will coincide with your club's meeting date. 
  • Offer the library’s meeting room as a place to host your book club.  

Read the Book Club Procedures to learn how the library can support your book club.