WA Public Libraries Online Book Club
A new online book club forum has been created where you can discuss a range of books with other Western Australians. Open to library members and the general community, it covers lifelong learning, personal growth, fiction, non-fiction, and other genres participants are interested in. The book club connects through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. It's free so try it out soon!
Every three months a new group of books will be selected for discussion. You can borrow the books from your local library, or download an eBook copy.
It's easy to get started:
Find out more about the online book club and how to join
Choose one or more of the three titles from this quarter's selections
Use the library catalogue to find a printed or digital copy or visit the Freading website to checkout an "always available" ebook copy.
Alternatively, use the Freading app to download the current book club eBooks straight to your mobile device.
Our Quick Start Guide explains the steps to follow.
Big Library Read
The next Big Library Read runs from 28 June 2021 to 12 July 2021. The featured eBook will be: The quiet girl by S.F. Kosa.
The selected title for the Big Library Read in April was The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr Brian King.
"From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humour to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life"
The Art of Taking It Easy is still available for loan although you may need to place a hold now that the Big Library Read for this title has concluded.
Big Library Read takes place three times per year and is available in over 20,000 libraries around the world. It connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries and is the world's largest digital book club. During past programs, readers have participated in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, a digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.
In Big Library Read, library members can borrow the featured ebook without waiting by visiting our Overdrive digital collection website or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then join an online discussion about the book.