Book Clubs @ Your Library!

Our book clubs are always open to new members. Check our events calendar for meeting dates and book titles. 


Lima Clubs: 


Happy Bookers


This long-standing book group reads a variety of titles including fiction and non-fiction. 

The Book of List Names by Kristin Harmel: Tuesday, March 21@4p in the Memorial Book Room

After We Were Stolen by Brooke Beyfuss: Tuesday, April 18@4p in the Memorial Book Room

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughy: Tuesday, May 16@4p in the Memorial Book Room

Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese: Tuesday, June 20@4p in the Memorial Book Room 

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck: Tuesday, July 18@4p in the Memorial Book Room

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick: Tuesday, August 15@4p in the Memorial Book Room

The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian: Tuesday, September 19@4p in the Memorial Book Room

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear: Tuesday, October 17@4p in the Memorial Book Room


Page Turners

From the new bestsellers to old familiar favorites, we'll read and discuss a variety of genre fiction.

Churchill's Secret Messenger by Alan Hlad: Thursday, March 9@6p in Meeting Room 2

The Librarian of Crooked Lane by C.J. Archer: Thursday, April 11@6p in Meeting Room 2

Death of an Eye by Dana Stabenow: Tuesday, May 9@6p in Memorial Book Room

Teleport by Joshua T. Calvert: Tuesday, June 13@6p in Memorial Book Room


New! Lima Nature Lover's Book Club

Selected Photography Books: Tuesday, April 4 @6p in Meeting Room 1

An Immense World by Ed Yong: Tuesday, May 2 @6p in Meeting Room 1

Overstory by Richard Powers: Tuesday, June 6 @6p in Meeting Room 1



Elida Branch: 

Reading Cafe Book Club

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Elida Branch for book discussion. 

Monthly book selections can be picked up at the Elida location or you can pick up your own copy.




Spencerville Branch

2nd Wednesday Book Club

If you love to read books that keep you on the edge of your seat, then you won't want to miss this book club. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Spencerville Branch meeting room. Bring your own refreshment.



Cairo Branch

Reading Between the Spines Book Club

Join us for this new book club at the Cairo Branch. Pick up the next book club selection today!






Trying to find something good for your own personal book club to read? Try one from our Book Club shelf! 

Past book club titles include: 

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Richardson 

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco 

The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides 

Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill 

Courting Mr. Lincoln, by Louis Bayard 

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman 

Silent Witnesses: The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science, by Nigel McCrery 

The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead 

Love Lies: A True Story of Marriage and Murder in the Suburbs, by Amanda Lamb 

The Trial of Lizzie Borden, by Cara Robertson 

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles  

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie  

As Bright as Heaven, by Susan Meissner  

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande 

Below Stairs, by Margaret Powell  

Educated: a memoir, by Tara Westover  

Letters from Skye, by Jessica Brockmole  

Lizzie’s War, by Tim Farrington  

Murder at the Brightwell, by Ashley Weaver  

Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger  

Persuasion, by Jane Austen 

The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton  

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro  

The Secrets We Kept, by Krystal Sital  

The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton 

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston  

This Side of Murder, by Anna Lee Huber  

Whistling Past the Graveyard, by Susan Crandall 

Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates 

When Books Went to War, by Molly Manning 

Hillbilly Elegy, by JD Vance 

Above Suspicion, by Joe Sharkey 

Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, by Bill Mason 

I Am a Pencil, by Sam Swope 

Girl in the Dark, by Anna Lyndsey 

Head Case, by Cole Cohen 

At Home, by Bill Bryson 

Outcasts United, by Warren St. John 

The Boys in the Boat, by James Brown 

The Great Detective, by Zach Dundas 

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by Fiona Carnarvon 

Run, Don't Walk, by Adele Levine 

Upstairs at the White House, by JB West 

The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel 

Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 

Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff 

After Visiting Friends, by Michael Hainey 

The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills 

Growing Up Amish, by Ira Wagler 

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai 

Say You're One of Them, by Uwem Akpan 

And Only to Deceive, by Tasha Alexander 

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrick Backman 

Quicksand, by Carolyn Baugh 

The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict 

Year of Wonder, by Geraldine Brooks 

The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck 

The Girl With All the Gifts, by Mike Carey 

The Fiction Class, by Susan Breen 

The Sittaford Mystery, by Agatha Christie 

The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho 

One Vacant Chair, by Joe Coomer 

The Saffron Kitchen, by Yasmin Crowther 

The Hours, by Michael Cunningham 

London is the Best City in America, by Laura Dave 

The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean 

The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 

The Tea Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly 

The Life We Bury, by Allen Esken 

Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides 

The Universe Versus Alex Woods, by Gavin Extence 

The Yellow House, by Patricia Falvey 

Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Crime and Poetry, by Amanda Flower 

A Plain Death, by Amanda Flower 

A Plain Disappearance, by Amanda Flower 

A Plain Scandal, by Amanda Flower 

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford 

The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler 

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin 

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen 

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman 

Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell 

Flora, by Gail Godwin 

The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom 

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon 

Austenland, by Shannon Hale 

Midnight in Austenland, by Shannon Hale 

The Anatomist's Wife, by Anna Lee Huber 

Between, Georgia, by Joshilyn Jackson 

Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson 

Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce 

A Separation, by Kate Kitamura 

The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica 

Last Train to Istanbul, by Ayse Kulin 

Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok 

The Bottoms, by Joe R. Landsdale 

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee 

The Giver, by Lois Lowry 

I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh 

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel 

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy 

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers 

Saturday, by Ian McEwan 

Shadow Baby, by Alison McGhee 

Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain 

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain 

A Fall of Marigolds, by Susan Meissner 

All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven 

The Things They Carried, by Time O'Brien 

The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkhurst 

Out of Darkness, by Ashley Hope Perez 

Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson 

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney 

A Thread of Grace, by Mary Doria Russell 

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See 

The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple 

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith 

The Light Between Oceans, by ML Stedman 

Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck 

The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein 

The Story Hour, by Thrity Umrigar 

The Dirty Girls Social Club, by Alisa Valdes 

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter 

The Legacy, by Katherine Webb 

Eyes On You, by Kate White 

The Wrong Man, by Kate White 

Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson