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 in the Browsing Room of the library 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.

Middle School Group:
Next Meeting: Friday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 in the Browsing Room
Reading: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

High School Group:
Next Meeting: TBA
Reading: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Contact Grace Chamberlain Rowray at with any questions.

Adult Book Groups

Cole Library hosts two book discussion groups for adults!

Community of Readers

Community of Readers meets monthly at Cole Library and is facilitated by 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!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310.
We will discuss She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer.

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.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 16th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310
We will discuss Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist by Jeffery Copeland.


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