Book Groups

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book groups are a chance for you to share what you've been reading with other members of the group, be inspired, and discover some fabulous new reads.

Adult Book Groups

Richmond Book Group This book group meets in the Constance Barnicoat room on the third Wednesday of every month from 3.00pm to 4.00pm, excluding December.
Motueka Babbling Books This book group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 1.00pm, excluding December and January.
Tākaka Silverfish

This book group meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 1.00pm, excluding December and January.

Teen Book Groups

Richmond Between the Lines

Young adults Years 9-13 are invited to join us for books, banter and snacks in the library. We'll chat about what we are reading, life and everything in between. Free.

Second Thursday of the month (during term time), from 3.30 - 4.30pm

Kids Book Groups


ATLAS Tween Book Club

Are you Year 6, 7 or 8? Love books and reading? Then join our ATLAS Book Club! It’s free and it’s fun!

ATLAS (At The Library After School) is a book club just for tweens. 

  • Snacks 
  • Book-related games and crafts 
  • Share what you’ve been reading 
  • Get first pick of brand-new library books 

Every second Thursday during term time:
Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10   
3.30pm - 4.30pm 

Tākaka Popcorn Turtles Book Group

Come along to a fun free book club for children in years 6-9.

Find out what others have been reading, get a look at the latest new books, eat some popcorn and do some fun activities. 

Once a month, 3.15pm - 4.30pm   Exact dates here.

Term dates for 2023:

  • Term 1: 30 January - 6 April
  • Term 2: 24 April - 30 June
  • Term 3: 17 July - 22 September
  • Term 4: 9 October - 20 December