Young Librarians Book Club


Carrie Straka is a 32 year old Adult Services Librarian at Vernon Area Public Library District in Lincolnshire, IL. She can be found on Twitter, or you can read her blog at

I’ve been searching for a book club for a long time. Since I haven’t been able to find one,I decided to establish a new book club for young librarians. The club will give young librarians a chance to connect and gain experience with book clubs.

Here are my goals for the Young Librarians Book Club:

  • Rotating Leadership: Different discussion leaders at each meeting will give everyone more experience.
  • Various Meeting Locations: Meetings at different locations around the Chicago areawill make it easier for more people to take part.

  • Broad Genre Exposure: Books from many genres, as well as non-fiction, will be covered to give everyone experience with unfamiliar genres.

If you live in the Chicagoland area, and you’d like to join the Young Librarians Book Club, or you have questions, you can contact Carrie at ca_straka[at]