Book Clubs for everyone

This month, regular and specialty book clubs are resuming or kicking off for age groups of kids, teens, adults, and seniors.

Above: Here are just a few of the options for joining Book Clubs that are meeting this fall.

The Southborough Library and Senior Center are kicking off special book clubs and reading programs this fall  – some as soon as next week.

There’s a book group for just about every age/level of reader. Options even include a Reading Buddies program to pair beginner readers with teens.

[Note: For tots too young to read, the Library’s story times will resume later this month. You can find that schedule here.]

Below are details on the Reading clubs and programs promoted so far. Unless otherwise specified, groups are hosted by and at the Southborough Library.

Please register or contact Library staff in advance to join. (It’s possible that some of these could fill up and some require advance coordination.)

Cook Book Club all ages

(This one isn’t new and has been meeting over the summer.) You may think of it as more of a cooking club than a book club, but participants do focus on one book to explore each month.

People interested in cooking and trying new dishes are invited to pick a recipe from the month’s cookbook selection to cook and bring to the library to share with fellow participants. Please email your selected dish in advance to Marianna at msorensen@southboroughma.com.

Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm upstairs:

Reading BuddiesBeginner Readers and Teens (volunteers needed)

Beginner readers looking for a supportive listener, and teens interested in helping young patrons gain confidence in the reading skills, are invited to the library’s Reading Buddies program. 

Readers can bring a book from home or borrow one from the library. Sign ups are required. Young readers and volunteers please email msorensen@southboroughma.com if interested.

Teen volunteers are needed. Space is limited, so please email Marianna at msorensen@southboroughma.com to sign up today. Participants must pre-register in advance so that Reading Buddies can be paired up.

September 15th – October 20th, meets weekly on Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Childrens and Teen Rooms

[Note: The Read to a Dog program for young readers will also continue this fall. Find those details here.]

Mystery & Puzzle Book Club2-5th graders

This book club will focus on books featuring mysteries and puzzles. Participants will read the selected book each month and meet for discussion and activities. Copies of the book for each participant will be ordered by the library. Register here.

Starting September 27th, meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm upstairs. (Except December, which is on the 20th.)

Better World Book Club 6th-8th graders

This book club for middle school readers will focus on books featuring kids helping the earth. Following a book discussion, members will complete an ecofriendly craft. Register to join here.

Starting September 7th, meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Teen Room. (Except December, which is on the 14th.)

Teen Book Club 9th – 12th graders

This book club will focus on books about teens making a difference in causes they care about. Each meeting will include a discussion on important topics and making your voice heard. (Attendance can count toward volunteer credit.)

Copies of each book will be requested through the library. Register here.

Starting September 20th, meets the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the Teen Room. (Except December, which is on the 13th.)

 Virtual Book Club adults

Over zoom, participants can chat about what they’re reading or listening to with library staff and other patrons. Meet once a month to informally exchange ideas. To sign up, contact Leah at lselleck@southboroughma.com.

The next meeting is Thursday, October 6th, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

Senior Center Book Club seniors

The relaunched club run by the Southborough Senior Center. Please call the Senior Center to sign up at 508-229-4453.

Monthly meetings are at the Center (9 Cordaville Hall), on Fridays at 1:00 – 2:30 pm:

Updated (9/2/22 12:44 pm: The Read to a Dog program for young readers will also continue this fall. Find those details here.

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