Welcome to Book Club!

It cannot be that the people should grow in grace unless they give themselves to reading. A reading people will always be a knowing people. —John Wesley

About Our Book Club

When & Where

The Book Club meets every first Wednesday of each month with the exception of the month of January. All meetings are held in the Reading Room of the Loda Library.


The Library opens at 12:45 p.m. Discussion begins at 1:00 p.m. and continues until 2:15 p.m. At 2:15 the book to be dsicussed at the next meeting will be announced. The Library closes at 2:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Due to inclament weather, the Book Club may cancel or reschedule meetings at any time. If you have meeting concerns please contact the Loda Township Library by phone 217-386-2783 or by email at lodalibrary@gmail.com.

What the Book Club Thought

"Priestdaddy" by Patricia Lockwood

Only 3 of the 8 members enjoyed this book. The majority found it to be difficult to read and an irreverant story of a dysfunctional family.

Others found it to be entertaining with poetic segments and funny moments.

"Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf

All of us liked this book very much. It's a short read that brings up a lot of issues and themes.  The story honors the loneliness of our senior citizens, their guilt, family and finances, life in a small town, and treatment of the elderly. It delicately narrates a need and courage of two people who are generous, loving , and lonely.

"Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

"This book dissects the life of Eleanor, a woman in her thirties, whose world is filled with trauma and personal challenges." ( Washington Independent Review of Books)  The story of Eleanor is revealed like the layers of an onion and reveals a strong, independent woman. The dark story also has doeses of quirky humor. The author wants the reader to take away one wornrdd "Kindness, show kindness everyday to others. You don't know the trouble others may be shouldering."    All of us liked this book very much