Book Club Corner

In addition to the many book discussion groups we offer at the Library we can also help you run your own book club. So whether you need advice about finding a suitable title for your next meeting, or you are wondering how to get multiple copies, or simply looking for resources and suggestions on how to prepare and run a successful discussion, we are here to help.  Check below to find answers to all your book club questions.

Selecting Your Book

Our staff is always happy to help you choose the perfect title for your book discussion.  Drop by, call, or e-mail Dorothy Pawlowski, Adult Services Librarian, 203-438-2282 x11003 for suggestions.

Getting Multiple Copies

The Ridgefield Library offers sets of 10 copies of popular book discussion titles that can be reserved by local book groups. Your group can also sponsor a title by purchasing multiple copies of the book at a discount and then being first on the list to borrow them.

Multiple copies of a book may also be available through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Please allow a minimum of three weeks to obtain books from other libraries. As of April 15, 2016, please note that inter-library delivery service is temporarily suspended.  Please consult library staff about availability before making your plans.
  • Bestsellers and books published within the last year are not available through interlibrary loan.

PLEASE NOTE: As of May 15, 2015, the iCONN statewide catalog (also known as reQuest) has being eliminated. A new version of this service is in development and should be up and running sometime in 2016.

Lack of this resource means that acquiring material from other libraries may take longer than usual, and we may not be able to fulfill all requests. Book clubs:  Please allow extra time for processing of your requests for multiple copies for your group.

To order multiple copies contact:
Karen Kazzi, Inter-Library Loan, at 203-438-2282 x11011

If you prefer to purchase your own copies, you can register your book club at Books on the Common and each member will receive a 15% discount on upcoming book selections.

Book Club Resources

Click here for Book Club Resources - All the resources you’ll need to start and maintain a book discussion group from selection tools, reviews, discussion questions, author bios, and more.