Book Groups

Cole Library hosts book groups for teens and adults. Check out our offerings below!

Teen Book Groups

Check out our teen book discussion groups! Currently, the group is divided into two sections – one for middle school and one for high school students. Each group meets once a month from September through May and is a great way for teens to connect through meaningful literature. The groups get together at the beginning of each school year to decide which books will be read and members receive a copy of each title to keep. Both groups are generously sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust. Due to Covid, masks are required at all in-person meetings. All meetings are also held virtually over Zoom.

Middle School Book Group
Upcoming meeting:
Saturday, April 30th, 10:00-11:00am on Zoom.
Currently reading: Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan.

High School Book Group
Upcoming meeting:
Monday, April 25th, 6:30-7:30pm in the Browsing Room .
Currently reading: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

Contact Grace Chamberlain at with any questions.

Adult Book Groups

Cole Library hosts two book discussion groups for adults: Community of Readers and the Daytime Book Discussion Group.

Community of Readers
Community of Readers meets monthly at Cole Library and is facilitated by Director Cathy Boggs. The books are chosen by the members and vary in content. We select a new book each month, so it is never too late to join. Contact Cathy Boggs at (319) 895-4262 or if you would like to join!

Upcoming Meetings:
Tuesday, April 19th at 7:30pm in Room 310.
Meeting to discuss The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.

Daytime Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group also meets monthly at Cole Library and is lead by Sherene Player. Books are chosen by members and meeting occur during the day. If you would like to join in the discussion, call Sherene at 319-535-1105 or just come that morning.

Upcoming Meetings:
Tuesday, April 19th from 9:30-11:00am in Room 108.
Meeting to discuss The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.

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