Book Clubs


Library Book Club 2024

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.

January 11th – The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

February 8th – Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson

March 14th – Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

April 11th – The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

May 9th – Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

June 6th – The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

July 11th – Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See

August 8th – The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise by Colleen Oakley

September 12th – Solito by Javier Zamora

October 10th – The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

November 14th – The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods

December 12th – Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand


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:

Tuesday, January 23 @ 5:30 p.m. - 4 Brothers Bar & Grill

Wednesday, February 28 @ 5:30 p.m. - P's Pizza House

Saturday, March 23 @ 11:00 a.m. - Belissimo Coffeeworks

Tuesday, April 23 @ 5:30 p.m. - Conner's Lounge (115 South Washington St, Remsen, IA)       

Tuesday, May 28 @ 5:30 p.m. - Iowa BBQ

Tuesday, June 25 @ 5:30 p.m. - Junkyard Pub N Grub (Hinton, IA)

Tuesday, July 23 @ 5:30 p.m. - Bob's Drive Inn

Saturday, August 17 @ 9:30 a.m. -Le Mars Farmer's Market                                                                                

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.