Book Clubs & Reading Advice
Book clubs meet monthly at most MCPL locations. There are no fees or membership requirements. Simply read the book and come to the discussion. Check our book club schedule for the latest information.
Book discussion kits include multiple copies of popular books, discussion questions and author information, all in a handy tote bag! View available book discussion kits and start your own book club today!
Monthly newsletters featuring a wide variety of books for all ages and in all genres. View these newsletters online, or sign up to receive any or all of them via email! Also includes links to current book award and bestseller lists.
Information on thousands of authors and their works, including summaries, literary criticism, biographies, reviews, interviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, full-text access to classic works of literature, and much more.
Contains a wealth of primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays.
A reader's advisory service designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides and more!
A reader's advisory service for children, designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides, and more!
Provides audio excerpts of book readings, movies of authors and illustrators, and guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.
Book reviews written by Marathon County teens! Also includes reviews for games, movies, graphic novels, and magazines. Feel free to add comments and contribute your own reviews!
-- Book reviews, reading lists, book club resources, book-finding tools, and more. This is the online version of the Book News newspaper, available monthly at the Library.
-- A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors.
Reading Group Guides
-- A resource for book discussion groups, including reading guides, discussion questions, plot summaries, and book lists.
Read On Wisconsin!
-- Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site.
-- Lots of information about young adult books, including lists, reviews, author bios, and more.