Welcome to the Book Chat!

Let’s talk about books,Clinton!

Book Chat is a Vespasian Warner Public Library team of librarians & staff who are here to start you off on your next reading journey. No matter what genre you read (or don’t read!) the Book Chat team will use its expertise to get the right books into your hands. So how does it work?

Meet the Book Chat Team!

Borrow a Book Bundle!

Are you looking for a pile of books and want to leave it up to our Book Chat staff to select the titles for you? We now offer Book Bundles at all library locations. Children’s Bundles include 10 board books, picture books, or reader books. Adults can get five books in their preferred genre or collection. All you have to do is call us at (515) 248-6286 between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday, or fill out this form. We’ll have your Book Bundle ready to be picked up within one business days!

Fill out the form to get your Book Bundle HERE!

Fill Out This Form!

Click HERE and answer a few questions about yourself, your reading habits, and more, and we’ll reach out in 3-5 business days with some book suggestions. (We can also place books on hold for you to be picked up.)


Call Us Now!

Call (217) 935-5174 between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday and we’ll ask you some questions then start putting together a list of suggested books just for you (turnaround times: 3-5 business days). We’ll even put them on hold for you to pick up either during  hours or during curbside pickup at the Library.