Would you like to join discussions on a range of books and literary topics?
Our Book Clubs cover a variety of genres, topics, and authors. There are currently around twenty active clubs facilitated through the Library.
The advantage of joining a Book Club through us is that we provide the books as a set, alongside a kit of reading notes to help promote discussion. Book titles are negotiated with one of our librarians and loaned out for four weeks.
Pre-existing groups with a maximum of twelve people are welcome to approach the library for assistance in facilitating books. One person from the group will be nominated as a contact point with the library.
Individuals can express an interest in joining a group by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be a waiting period depending on availability and scheduling.*
Location & meetings
Book Clubs are welcome to reserve a room at the library (subject to availability/fees) or can alternatively meet at an external location as they wish.
Groups can meet whenever it is suitable, upon agreement with library staff.
Pricing for Book Clubs are confirmed among library fees & charges in Moonee Valley City Council's annual budget. Current costs are as below.
10 books per year: $90.00 per person / $60.00 concession**
8 books per year: $72.00 per person / $48.00 concession
6 books per year: $54.00 per person / $36.00 concession
4 books per year: $36.00 per person / $24.00 concession
*Individual intake for our Book Clubs is currently at capacity. We recommend that you email us to join a waitlist for the next intake.
** We accept the following cards as valid proof of concession: Australian Government Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession card, DVA Gold card, and Commonwealth Seniors Health.
Want to read something else while you're waiting to join a Book Club? We offer a service called Your Next Three Reads; a free, personalised reading suggestion service. Let our reading experts pick your next three reads based on your reading preferences! Click here for more details and to request a Your Next Three Reads bag.