Book Groups

WRL Book Groups

Williamsburg Regional Library staff lead monthly book discussion groups. Here's how to participate:

Contemporary Fiction group

2nd Mondays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Stryker Center

A limited number of copies of the month's book are available from any library facility. Check the displays or ask at the Adult Services reference desk at the buildings, or talk with the mobile library staff about getting your copy.

Gab Bags

Williamsburg Regional Library has collected multiple copies of the following titles for use by reading groups. The books are packaged in a tote bag, and can be checked out for up to eight weeks. Many of the titles have questions and supplementary material to stimulate thoughtful discussion. Bags are available at both the Scotland Street and Croaker Road libraries. You may place a hold on the title you want and pick it up at the most convenient location.  For a complete list of Gab Bag titles, click here.

The purchase of the initial nine titles was made possible through a grant from the Friends of the Library to support library-sponsored book groups. Since then, support has come from Jane and Robert McGaw, the Williamsburg Community Trust, and the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation.  The Friends have resumed providing grant money for the titles, and have made it possible for us to begin purchasing large print and audiobooks when they're available. By sharing these group resources with community readers, the Gab Bags program extends the success of those grants.

If you have any questions about the program, or would like to learn about other book group resources available through the Williamsburg Regional Library, please contact Andrew Smith, Readers Services Librarian, or call 259-4050.