Book Clubs and Kits

Join a book club at one of our libraries, or borrow a kit for your own book club group. 

Library Book Clubs

To join one of our clubs, complete our online application form

Location Time Availability 
Artarmon Library 4th Thursday 5pm-6.30pm Places available
Chatswood Library 1st Wednesday 1pm-2pm Club is full
Chatswood Library 2nd Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm Places available
Chatswood Library 3rd Tuesday 7pm  OPEN CLUB
Chatswood Library 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 11am Japanese club, Club is full
Castle Cove Library 3rd Thursday 2pm Club is full
Castle Cove Library 3rd Thursday 7pm Places available
Naremburn Library 2nd Saturday 10am-12noon Club is full
Northbridge Library 2nd Wednesday 2pm Places available
Northbridge Library 3rd Wednesday 7.30pm Club is full
Northbridge Library 2nd Thursday 6.30 pm Club is full
Northbridge Library 4th Thursday 6.30pm Club is full
NEW! West Chatswood Library 1st Wednesday 2pm Places available
West Chatswood Library 3rd Thursday 11.30am-1pm  Places available

Chatswood Library Open Book Club

Our open book club is for anyone who has read the book we select for discussion each month. No long term commitments necessary.

The next book for discussion is: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 7pm in the Willoughby Room.

If you have read this book, feel free to attend the discussion by emailing the Library at library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au.

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits are available for loan from all Willoughby branches (except for Castlecrag Community Library).  

For a full list of kits, download pdf format Book Club Kits (adjust the location details for each branch). 

  • The kits include 10 copies of a single book or 10 books based on a specific theme, an author profile and a small selection of discussion questions to help get you started.
  • One nominated person from the Club is responsible for borrowing and returning the kits and a Book Club card will be issued to them.
  • The books are available for a 6 week loan period with no renewal.
  • Only one kit can be on loan to each Book Club at any one time.
  • Books together with the library bag provided must be returned as a complete set during Library opening hours.
  • Reservations cannot be placed on Book Club kits.
  • In the unlikely event that items are returned late or a book is lost the usual fees apply.