Book Group Information

Library-Sponsored Book Discussion Groups

Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of  Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues. Informal discussions are open to all, and focus on the book itself, as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.

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Independent Book Groups

These groups meet at the Library or other community locations, and are open to the public. New members are welcome. Most meetings can be found on the Lafayette Library Calendar. Questions? Call the contact person listed below.

Group Location Schedule Contact
Last Word Book Club Library Monthly; First Wednesday at 11:30 am Kathy, 303-665-5061
Newcomer's Book Club Library Monthly; First Wednesday at 10 am Frances, 303-666-7556
Lafayette Book Club Varies Contact for details 517-927-8748
Friday Morning Book Club Lafayette Senior Center Monthly; First Friday at 9 am Heide, 303-661-1491
Murder Mystery Book Club Lafayette Senior Center Monthly; First Friday at 10 am Heide, 303-661-1491

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  • Meet at the Library!
  • Book groups are independently run; the Library cannot provide staff assistance for book groups.
  • Groups open to the public may use the Library conference room (capacity: 36) free of charge.
  • Groups closed to the public are welcome, and may rent the conference room for $20/hr. 
  • If you have no need of Library space, you may still take advantage of the resources listed below.
  • Complete the interest form if you would like your group to meet at the Library

Resources for any Book Clubs

  • Book Group to Go Kits. Each kit contain 10 copies of a title, discussion questions, author information, and more great ideas for your group. Groups do not have to meet at the Library to check out the kits. Check-out time for the kits is typically 6 weeks (verify with staff when you check out!).
  • Colorado State Library Book Group Resource: fantastic free service with a frequently updated website with ideas for  titles and kits available to borrow.