Reader Services

Book Club Services

 

 

Reader Services

 

wowbrary
Wowbrary. Get weekly updates on our new books, movies, and CDs.

readalikes
Readalikes. Find new books to read!

eSequels
A reader's guide to novels in series.

 

NovelistPlus
Access from Library
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Guide to fiction and nonfiction books.

author alerts
Learn when the Library adds a book by your favorite author to the collection.

online book clubs
This resource will be discontinued by the end of April.

OverDrive
Audiobooks, video and eBooks that may be used by a wide variety of portable devices.

Freading
eBooks. Any number of patrons can download and use the same title at the same time.

freeebooks
Links to websites that offer FREE eBooks.

goodreads
Suggestions for books to read.

book it for met
Have holds automatically placed on your favorite authors. For more information ask or call the Information Desk.

fast lane
Extra copies of best sellers are purchased for the Fast Lane collection. For more information ask or call the Information Desk.

Book Page
America's monthly book review magazine.

StopYou'reKillingMe
Resource for mystery, crime and thriller books.

OneClickdigital
Digital audio books.

StopYou'reKillingMe
Digital copies of your favorite magazines.

Book Club Services

 

The Wethersfield Library staff is happy to help you with your book club reading needs. When requesting a title for your club, we ask all book clubs to observe the following guidelines:

1. Please wait until a book is off the best seller list before choosing it for your book club.

2. Please pick titles that were released at least 6-12 months ago.  It is very difficult to get new, highly popular titles.

3.  Have a substitute title.  Once a title has been requested by one club, we are unable to order the same title for another club for the same month.

4.  Find out how many of your members will need a copy of the book.

5.  Please place your requests about 4 weeks prior to the date you will discuss the book.

6.  Please request only one title a month for your club.

Thank you very much! Please call 860-257-2811 if you have any questions.

 


Book Club in a Bag

How to Borrow a Book Club in a Bag:
One member of the group borrows the bag for the group with his or her library card.
That patron is responsible for distributing the books to the group members and for returning all
books after the discussion. A sign out sheet is included in the bag so the group can keep track of the books.
• Bags may be checked out for six weeks. They are not renewable.
• No more than 1 bag may be borrowed at one time by a book club.
• The replacement cost of individual parts of a bag is $10 per item or replacement of the lost book with a paperback copy.
• The Book Club bag must be returned with all its contents at the same time.
• Bags must be returned inside the Library (please do not put them in the book drop or return them to another library).
• You may reserve only one bag by calling the Adult Information Service Desk at 860-257-2811
• 10 books in every bag. Discussion questions included. Author notes included.

You cannot place a hold on the bag through our catalogue.

The current list of books that are available:

Adventures of Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Book of Ruth  by Jane Hamilton

Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Midwives by Christopher A. Bohjalian

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri

Daisy Miller By Henry James

Open Secrets  By Alice Munro

Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbon

Peony in Love  by Lisa See

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

The Rapture of Canaan by Sherri Reynolds

The Good Wife by Stewart O’Nan

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Hard Times bv Charles Dickens

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Soloist by Mark Salzman

Home Town by Tracy Kidder

Stones from the Riverby Ursula Hegi

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Surrogate Thief by Archer Mayor

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Jewel by Bret Lott

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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