Book Clubs & Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Groups
Meet new friends in a welcoming space

Readers of all ages are welcome to join our book clubs and discussion groups! Ask your local library staff about book club and discussion group meeting times as well as the current book. Depending on the library, materials may not be provided prior to the meeting.* Check out our Events Calendar for the full county listing of book discussion meeting dates.

* Read a like lists are available to broaden your book selection

York County’s Libraries’ Book Clubs & Discussions:

Challenges for All Ages

York County Libraries offers free access to the digital book logging tool, Beanstack. Within Beanstack, we offer reading challenges throughout the year. Read, log, earn virtual “badges,” and receive new book recommendations! Simply log in to Beanstack to see which challenges may be available for you.

New to Beanstack? View our Tips & Tricks page for help.


From mystery to fiction and everything in between, York County Libraries offer a variety of unique book club and discussion groups with something for everyone! With book themes changing monthly, our discussions are full of interesting topics and lots of laughs!

Two of YCL’s most popular Adult Book Discussions are One Book One Community (OBOC) and Summer Read.

Some groups have meetings in local hangout spots while others get comfortable in their home library. Once you’ve visited your local library’s adult book clubs and discussion groups, visit other libraries’ groups!

Find upcoming Adult Book Clubs & Discussions on our calendar.


Book Clubs and Discussion Groups aren’t just for adults! Throughout the year, various libraries across York County will hold monthly or weekly book discussion groups for teens. In our engaging group discussions, readers will bring the current featured book or their own personal favorites to share.

Part of the Story, an annual book discussion program for teens, encourages teens to read a book on a specific theme and participate in community discussions. In the past, discussion groups have met with authors, hosted community panels, and utilized creativity to express the themes within the book.

Find upcoming Teen Book Clubs & Discussions on our calendar.


The kids of York County Libraries also have their own book clubs and discussion groups! From month to month, new books are discussed with varying themes and genres. Led by one of our staff or volunteers, our book clubs and discussion groups will have your child engrossed in interactive learning and conversation! Discussion of story plot, themes, and characters, as well as book-related activities like crafts and games, make the story come to life.

Additionally, our libraries host reading challenges during SummerQuest for kids to meet and discuss various books. For our early readers, children under 5 can take the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, and first graders are invited to participate in Grade One at the Library (GOAL).

Find upcoming Kids Book Clubs & Discussions on our calendar.

Book Club in a Bag:

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