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 2023

January 12th – The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (fiction)

February 9th – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (fiction)

March 9th – Outlawed by Anna North (fiction)

April 13th – The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni (fiction)

May 11th – Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-lymide (YA fiction)

June 8th – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt (fiction)

July 13th – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister (fiction)

August 10th – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (fiction)

September 14th – The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson (nonfiction)

October 12th – When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin (fiction)

November 9th  West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge (fiction)

December 14th – The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas by James Patterson (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.

The book club will meet on the following dates and places:
Saturday, April 22 @ 11:00 a.m. - Bellisimo Coffeeworks

Thursday, May 25 @ 5:30 p.m. - Sfumato (4995 Carnes Drive, Alton, IA)

Tuesday, June 27 @ 5:30 p.m. - Jerry's Pizza    

Saturday, July 22 @ 11:00 a.m. - Jim's Burgers                                                                                                                                      

Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:30 p.m. - Golden Pheasant (44028 IA-3, Remsen, IA)

Stay tuned for more!

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.