Book Group

Every month the library hosts a book discussion where readers can gather to talk about what they liked and disliked about our monthly read. Book group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. 

Join us on November 4th at 11:00 a.m. for our discussion on Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, a work of contemporary fiction and Honeyman's first novel. This book is smart, warm, and uplifting; and readers will fall in love with quirky Eleanor and her deadpan humor. Your copy of the book is waiting and can be picked up at Pope Memorial Library during open hours.

Book discussions will be held as a hybrid meeting. This will be the second of many hybrid events held by the library. A hybrid meeting can be attended in-person at the library or online via Zoom meeting.

To make these hybrid meetings fun and easy, we purchased a "Meeting Owl Pro" with funds provided by the ARPA grant. The Owl Pro is a premium 1080p 360-degree camera with eight microphones, and 3 speakers combined into one easy-to-use device that integrates seamlessly with Zoom. The Owl's automatic zoom responds to who’s speaking and creates the experience of in-person participation for hybrid meetings. It creates the ideal inclusive atmosphere for remote participants of in-person events.

For a link to attend virtually, please email


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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join Pope Memorial Library in the challenge! The goal? Read 1,000 books to your child/grandchild before they start kindergarten. Reading to your child will help prepare them to read on their own, plus it makes for a wonderful bonding activity with your child.


Is it hard? Not really if you think about it.

That's 1 book every day for 3 years

10 books every week for 2 years

3 books every day for 1 year!

Books can be repeated as many times as you'd like. Simply keep track whenever it's story-time (whether that's with Mom or Dad, Nana, an older sibling, the librarian, preschool teacher, etc.) Record logs are available at the library! And so are lots of good books!

Plus there will be prizes for when your kiddo hits various milestones so you can both be proud of all your reading.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a non-profit organization with the goal of creating the next generation of readers. Learn more about them here.