Book Clubs

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Book Clubs

Our librarians host 3 book clubs throughout the month. Copies of each club's book are always available at the Circulation Desk one month prior for you to check out. All are welcome!

As the Pages Turn

ATPT book club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 1:00 PM to discuss our most recent read. This book club often reads historical fiction based on a central formidable event, which always leads to a substantial and enjoyable discussion. Click here to download the current schedule.

Never Ending Stories

With a never ending selection of great fiction, this group reads popular titles and meets to discuss every third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Meeting format and space varies with weather and ongoing procedures at the library. Click here to download the current schedule.

Brown Bag Book Club

Bring your lunch and join us for a mystery book club held over the lunch hour! This book club meets every second Friday of the month at 12:00 PM and reads popular mystery/ thriller/ suspense titles. Click here to download the current schedule.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Never Ending Stories Book Club

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Adults
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: Heritage Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

NOTE: There will be no librarian moderator for our June, July, and August book clubs. The room will still be reserved and open for you to discuss the book with others.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

As the Pages Turn Book Club

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: Heritage Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

NOTE: There will be no librarian moderator for our June, July, and August book clubs. The room will still be reserved and open for you to discuss the book with others.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Brown Bag Book Club

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: New Berlin Public Library
Room: Heritage Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

NOTE: There will be no librarian moderator for our June, July, and August book clubs. The room will still be reserved and open for you to discuss the book with others.

Book Club Kits

Book club kits make it easy for you to host your own book club! We compile all the books and discussion questions; all you need to do is check out the kit and distribute it to your book club members!

Book Club Kit FAQs

Book club kits were created so you can easily host a book club from anywhere, without the hassle of tracking down multiple copies of a book! We hope to maintain a collection of popular and classic titles perfect for group discussion. Looking for a title we don’t have? Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to suggest it for purchase!

Each kit has 7-10 copies of a book, a discussion guide, author information, and a book sign-out sheet for your club members. All of this is packed in a handy New Berlin Public Library canvas tote.

Use our catalog to search “book club kit” and then filter the results to New Berlin Public Library. You can also take a look at the Browse Book Club Kits section below and see a list of all our titles!

You can put a kit on hold just like other library items; you will just need a library card from Bridges Library System to do so. You may postpone your hold until a future date, if you’d like. We recommend activating the hold 7-10 days before you need to pick up the item.

Please note: On the date your hold is activated, the kit will be set aside by a library staff member to be picked up by you at the circulation desk. If the kit is still checked out by another patron, it will be set aside for you when it is returned and checked in. You will get your regular hold notification when it is ready for pick up. If you have concerns about your pickup date or need assistance suspending your hold, please call the Reference Desk at 262-754-1815.

Kits can be checked out for 6 weeks. They may also be renewed if no one is waiting.

The book club kit will be checked out to a single library patron’s card. The copies of the book are numbered, and the patron checking out is encouraged to use the included sign-out sheet to keep track of who in the club has each book.

Complete kits should be returned to the circulation desk. Individual book club members should return their books to the club leader, who will then return the complete book club kit to the circulation desk. Please do not return book copies individually.

Browse Book Club Kits

All of our book club kits are listed below! When you hover over a book cover, you'll see what is included in that kit along with a synopsis of the book. When you click on a cover, you'll be taken directly to our catalog where you can place a hold on that kit!

Click on the "View All" button below the book river to browse all the kits at once and filter them by genre.

Request a Book Club Kit

If you don't see what you are looking for, we can still help! Please use this form to request a specific book be added as a kit. A librarian will contact you about your request.

The library generally needs 3 months to purchase and process books or obtain books from other libraries for this service. If you have a tighter time frame, we still may be able to get the materials you need, so please fill out the form linked above.

Please note that we may not be able to provide a book club kit due to title availability, time constraints, etc. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but please understand it may not be possible to obtain a certain title. A librarian or other staff member will contact you about your request shortly.

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