Croton Free Library and Village of Croton Seniors Department Book Club

Do you enjoy a lively, thought-provoking discussion about books with others who are as passionate and discerning about them as you are? The Croton Free Library/Croton Seniors Department Book Club may be just the literary experience you’ve been looking for.

Who We Are

The Book Club, led by Reference Librarian, Amy Melman, is a group of people who enjoy sharing opinions and analyses of works by authors as diverse as Geraldine Brooks, Bill Bryson, Richard Russo, Alice Munro,and Mark Twain. We take pride in each other’s knowledge and erudition and in our atmosphere of friendship, goodwill, and respect. At each meeting, members are provided with book reviews and related material that we read aloud and discuss. Occasionally when the book has elicited very strong emotions and opinions, we go straight for the conversation.

How We Began

The Croton Free Library recognized the importance of a book club for the town, especially because Croton is so literarily creative and savvy, and decided to initiate one that would appeal to the community’s diverse populations. At the same time, the Croton Seniors Department recognized that its members would benefit greatly from a book club, as they had done in the past and decided to reintroduce one. In March 2014, the Croton Free Library and the Croton Seniors Department came together to offer a new book club for the general community and Croton’s Seniors.

When and Where We Meet

The Book Club follows the Croton Seniors Department semesters and meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30am in the Croton Free Library’s Ottinger Room.

Call the library and speak to a reference librarian if you’d like more information, are interested in attending a meeting, or would like to join.