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 fiction and nonfiction books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues.
  • On The Same Page is an annual community read, where members of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior all read the same book. A new book is chosen each summer, with book discussions and performances held in the fall.
  • WWI Centennial book discussions are a collaboration between the Colorado WWI Centennial Commission, Colorado Humanities, libraries throughout Colorado, and the Lafayette Historical Society.
  • Reads & Treats, an UnBook Club conversation at Eats & Sweets at 401 S. Public Rd. in Lafayette. Discuss what you've been reading, watching or listening to with new friends. With no set book to read, this club is open to everyone and all about talking about genres, authors, books vs movie, bestsellers, current music, and films. Library staff will bring some of the newest titles to share as well. Eats and Sweets will extend their Happy Hour pricing especially for this program.
    • Summer dates: Thursday, June 28 and Thursday, July 26, 4:30 - 6 pm

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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 Frances, 303-666-7556
Newcomer's Book Club Library Monthly; First Wednesday at 10 am Judy, 303-325-7862
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

Start a New Group

  • 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.