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Location & Hours

125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
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Lobby Pickup Hours
Mon: 10am - 4pm
Tues: 3pm - 7pm
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Thur: 3pm - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun & Fri: CLOSED

Book Clubs

Book Club Support

Do you have a book club? Did you know the library can help you request copies for your club members to pick up?

Here are the items we will need from you:

  1. Book Club Meeting Dates
  2. Titles of Books
  3. Name of Book Club
  4. Number of Members
  5. Material Format Types (regular print, large print, physical audiobook) 

Books can be made available to pick up from the circulation desk at least 3 weeks before your book club meeting. From the time of request, it will take at least 2 weeks for your books to arrive. Therefore, please request your books at least 5 weeks in advance of your next meeting if you would prefer at least 3 weeks to read your book. 

Certain popular titles may not be possible for us to get and we will let you know that upon receiving your title requests. 

Click here to send us an email. You can also call us at 630-466-4686 and ask to speak with the Adult Department.

Book Club Suggestions

Here are some great websites that will help you select a book for your club.  

Reading Group Choices - This website features a category of user-voted "favorites", as well as new spotlight books. Discussion questions are also provided for each book. 

Goodreads - This social media platform where you can "friend" other readers, allows you to track your books - which books you would like to read aka your "TBR - To Be Read" shelf, the ones you have read, and the books you are currently reading. It also features forums and user generated reviews and lists. Here are some Goodreads lists that include top rated books for book clubs: 

Lit Lovers - An online community that includes guide for how to start, run, and discuss a book club, as well as lists of recommended books for discussion. 

VIRTUAL LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION

Tuesday February 16, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (via Zoom)

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the great aloneThe Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Join us for a book discussion on The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. This book is available for check out. This book discussion will take place on Zoom. Register for the meeting to receive the login information sent to your email. 

 

Book Summary:

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

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