The library hosts two book clubs.
- The afternoon club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Kimberly Public Library.
- The evening club meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
New members are always encouraged to attend. The group typically chooses a book to discuss at the following meeting. The subject varies widely from fiction to nonfiction, light to esoteric reading. The group prides itself on being a "reader driven" rather than a "leader driven" group and choices are made based on titles that appeal to them at the time. Registration is not necessary and is open to adults.
The Afternoon Book Club will be reading Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts by Marnie O. Mamminga. Five generations of Mamminga's family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin's Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody's Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there. Mamminga will be visiting the Kimberly Library on Thursday, April 10 at 4:00PM as part of the Fox Cities Book Festival. Read the book and join in the discussion on Thursday, March 13 at 1:00PM at the Kimberly Library, then come to meet the author in person in April.Read more»
The Evening Book Club will be reading Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Wonder is the 2014 Fox Cities Reads selection. Read the book and join in community-wide discussions leading up to the author's visit to the Fox Cities, April 9-10, 2014.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
This book was written for middle school ages, but is enjoyable for all ages and walks of life. Read it together with your family!Read more»