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A Book Club of One's Own
Participate Anytime via our BookClubz page

Virtual Book Club is rebranding as A Book Club of One's Own.  The name is taken from the Virginia Woolf essay A Room of One's Own in which Woolf expounds on the need for a private space in order to create.

We are trying a hybrid format that includes Zoom meetings and a message board on the Bookclubz site that allows members to post comments about the current book, suggest new titles, participate in polls and more.   Please use this link to sign up on Bookclubz and join A Book Club of One's Own.  There is no cost.


Upcoming Selection to be Announced on October 26th
Beginning September 14, Book Club will offer a 24/7 message board for discussion

Join the BookClubz page here.

Book club wrapped up our discussion of The Nickel Boys.  There is a poll on the BookClubz site to select the next book.  Please use the link above to vote.

Stay Tuned to Find Out Our Next Title

To allow more people to participate, we are adding a discussion forum to the Virtual Book Club.  The discussion group is called "A Book Club of One's Own" and it is hosted on the BookClubz platform.  Using BookClubz will allow members to post when it is convenient and will allow participation even if you can't make the Zoom meetings.  Hope to see you there!

Once the next title is announced, the library will have extra copies available for check-out in the main lobby. You can reserve a copy in advance by calling 253.841.5454 or stop by the library and look for the display near the Friend's book store.


Where to Find Free Ebooks and Audio Books Online

  • Audible is offering a collection of books in audio format for free.  These are primarily children’s books. This is a great resource and may only be offered for a limited time.
  • The Internet Archive is a large repository of books, audio, video, websites and software.  Access is free once you create an account.  There is much to discover here and multiple ways to access the information.  
  • Lit2Go is part of an educational resource clearinghouse based in Florida.  This limited collection of ebooks and audio books includes many classics.
  • Overdrive can be accessed via the Libby app or directly through their web site.  You will need your library card and PIN to check out books.  
  • Project Gutenberg offers access to over 60,000 titles with a focus on books that are now out of copyright. 
  • The Screen Actors Guild has a small number of videos of celebrities reading children’s books for the project Storyline Online. Listen to Betty White, Oprah, Rami Malek and others as they read a variety of children’s books.

Not Sure What to Read Next?

  • Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association.  ALA has made this journal freely available.  Booklist has long been a trusted source for librarians purchasing books.  Read reviews, peruse lists of recommended titles and see what the hottest trends in publishing are.  
  • Goodreads is a popular social site where people comment on books they have read and rate them.  If you’re on the fence about reading a title, check out what people have to say on the Goodreads forums.  You will need a free account to participate.
  • Novelist is a product from Ebsco that will help you find your next favorite book.  You will need your library card number to login. From there, you can browse titles by author, genre, target age and more.