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

"Eternal on the Water" by Joseph Monninger

This book is about a beautiful love story and the heartbreaking conclusion. The author developed the characters and story slowly and deeply with the strong influence of nature.

Our members ranked the book as mediocre and would not particularly recommend it because of his writing style. While he wrote an interesting insight into a fatal disease, the author was too wordy with too much detail. The author attempted to present a courageous, contemporary stand on the "Right to Die", however, we felt the ending was poorly done.

"The Dress in the Window" by Sofia Grant

Set right after WWII when America was beginning to recover, the three main characters are women trying to normalize their lives, recover from losses, and achieve their dreams.

Each woman has secrets and the story revolves around their choices and how they effected their lives.

Everyone in the group really enjoyed the story of these three women.

"News of the World" by Paulette Jiles

We thought it was a good book and it was enjoyable. The interaction between the captain and the child was nurturing and amusing at times. We were not aware of the role of a news reader. We learned about captive children and how difficult it was to adapt after they returned to their families.