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BookClubRAW2.jpgThe West Liberty Public Library hosts two book clubs in the library. In order to join our email list for The Page Turners, email Ali at aoepping@wlpl.org to get the information needed before each club meets.

Our book clubs are very easygoing and great for anyone who wants to read diversely, talk about books, or just get together with a fun group of people. 


  • If you want to read the current month's book but don't want to attend the meeting, that is perfectly fine! 
  • Reading the entire book is not necessary; if you don't finish but still want to attend the meeting, feel free to come! (Just be open to the fact that we will have a full discussion which will include spoilers)
  • Join at any time! Whether you only want to attend one meeting to see what it's like or attend at random, you're more than welcome! 

Book club days (minus Silent Reading Club) will have two sessions; one at 12pm and one at 6pm.



Silent Reading Club

This club typically meets on the first & third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm.

This month's 'meetings' will be on July 15, 18, and 22 at 5:30pm.

Unlike a regular book club, Silent Reading Club is about bringing your own book to read in silence but still being with friends in the comfort of the library! All ages are welcome to join in; no sign-up is required!


The Page Turners

This club typically meets on the second Thursday of the month. There are two sessions you can attend; 12pm or 6pm.

This month's meeting is on July 11 at 12pm or 6pm.
Every month The Page Turners meet to discuss the latest and greatest works of fiction and non-fiction. Books are available for checkout from the library.

This month we will be reading The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. According to goodreads.com, in a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris —a common woodland snail.

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own confined place in the world.

Intrigued by the snail’s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, providing a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal. 

Told with wit and grace, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world illuminates our own human existence and provides an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.


The Page Turners 2024


(July 11) The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey


(August 8) Verity by Colleen Hoover


(September 12) All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson


(October 10) Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


(November 14) Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot


(December 12) Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn