Summer Reading Challenge:

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We ♥ book clubs!

The Library is here to help your book discussion group find multiple copies of the books you’re reading–and to keep literary discussion thriving in our valley.

It’s as easy as One, Two, or Three

One: Choosing titles for your upcoming discussions?

Two: Didn’t find your title here locally? See if your title is among the HUNDREDS available through the Colorado State Library.

Three: Didn’t find it? We may be able to get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.

Library Resources

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Check out our selection of book clubs bags.

If you would like to suggest a book club bag be added to our collection, suggest a purchase.

If you don’t find what you want or need additional copies to supplement a book club title make a book club request.

We recommend..

  • Plan ahead, pick your future titles at least 3 months in advance
  • Steer clear of bestsellers due to high demand
  • Read the classics
  • Get answers to a few frequently asked questions

Looking for a book club to join?

Here are a few book clubs who welcome new members:

  • Book Broads Book Club @ Elkins Distillery.  For more information, contact Heather at heather@elkinswhisky.com
  • Estes Park Newcomers Couples Book Club
  • Estes Park Newcomers Morning Book Club
  • Monday Afternoon Book Club – 3:30 pm on the second Monday of the month from September through May.
  • Monday Morning Book Club –  8:30 am on the first Monday of the month.  From June through September at the restaurant at the 18 hole golf course.  October through May at the Egg & I.
  • Pinewood Springs Book Club – 7 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • Reading is Doctor Recommended Book Club (co-sponsored by the Library and Salud Family Health Center) – 7 pm on the last Tuesday of the month (Jan through April & Sept through Nov).

For more information on joining an area book club, contact Cheryl Homan-Wendell, Program & Outreach Librarian, 970-586-8116, ext.823 or at chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org.

Other book club resources

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The 100 List (from PBS’s The Great American Read)
America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).

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ALA Book Club Central
American Library Association’s resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more.

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Bookish
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an avid reader in possession of a good book must be in want of another.

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BookPage
Monthly book review publication.  All of the content from the print edition is posted here.

Fantastic Fiction
An online catalog of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction.

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GoodReads
Good Reads’ mission is to help people find and share books they love.

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Lit Lovers
WHAT we read, HOW we read, and HOW we THINK about our reading.

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Pulitzer Prizes — FictionGeneral Nonfiction
To learn more about the Pulitzer Prizes, click on ‘About’ on the Pulitzer home page

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What Should I Read Next
Enter a book you like and the site will provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.