Whether you want to borrow items for your private book club or join one of ours, we can help you find something to read and discuss. All our book clubs are currently meeting online. Our staff are more than happy to help you with eBooks, using Zoom, or with reserving our book club kits for your private group. Please contact us if you would like some one-on-one help by phone or email.

 2021 Reading Challenge

Our year-long Reading Challenge will help you expand your reading choices and have meaningful conversations about books with a community of readers. We challenge you to read or listen to one book from 12 categories before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2021. 

Join our private Facebook group to connect with other readers, share the books you're reading, and hear what other members are reading as you all complete the 12 challenges. Library staff will post suggestions throughout the year in this group and upload the occasional video book chat. You can also find challenge recommendations in our Readers Advisory Blog. 

Adult Book Club

Join us for our monthly librarian-led book discussion. Please register each month for either the afternoon in-person meeting or the evening Zoom meeting. All registrants will receive an email confirmation, and evening registrants will also receive Zoom meeting details.

To request the next Book Club title, email libraryinfo@peterborough.ca after the monthly meeting. You can also access digital copies through hoopla or cloudLibrary.

When: Tuesdays, Monthly

Afternoon Meeting: 2:00 to 3:00 pm in person in the Multipurpose Room

Evening Meeting: 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Zoom

Ages 18+

To register: please register for each book club event in our online calendar when registration opens the previous month.


Tween Book Club

Our Tween Book Club for children ages 9 to 12 years meets on a Thursday evening once per month.

Each month we will meet in the Multipurpose Room (COVID permitting) for some laughs and fun discussions around our monthly book club title. This program is a great way to get your Tween reading and talking about books! 

If you wish to join our Tween Book Club or have any questions contact us

Kids Book Club

Kids Book Club for children ages 5 to 8 years will meet once/month on a Thursday evening (6:00 to 7:00 pm).  We will meet in the Story Corner (COVID permitting) to craft together, play games and share thoughts about our favourite books, genres, authors, and of course, a few laughs as well! 


When: One Thursdays each month, from 6 to 7pm
Where: Story Corner
Ages: 5-8 years


Book Club in a Bag

You can borrow multiple copies of the same title for your book club. Each Book Club in a Bag contains 10 copies of the same book that you may borrow for up to 7 weeks. We have over 70 titles available in the Book Club in a Bag kits.

Visit KitKeeper to see what's available and to make a reservation. We do need 72 hours notice, and it's best to reserve in advance to be sure to get the titles you prefer. If you need helping choosing titles, please reach out to our Information staff at 705-745-5382 x 2340 and we'll be happy to recommend titles specifically for your book club.