Book Club in a Bag is a special library collection for local book clubs. Each book set comes with 10 copies of the same title, making it ideal for your monthly book club meetings.
Browse our book club sets at the top of the first ramp (on the library’s second-floor) or download a list in PDF format:
Each book club set has 10 copies of the book and can be checked out for 6 weeks. Send a member of your book club to the library to pick up a set and distribute the books to other club members. Sets must be checked out and checked in as a set at our second- or third-floor desks (meaning, don’t use the book returns).
Adding New Sets
Every year in August, the library starts accepting nominations for the next year’s book club set additions. Voting follows in October and November and the new sets become available for checkout in January.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we find the book sets?
You can find our book club sets on the second floor of the library near the north doors.
Can we place holds on book club sets?
No, book club sets are not available for request.
Can we renew book club sets?
No, book club sets cannot be renewed.
Can we check out more than one set?
Yes, your book club representative may checkout as many sets as her account can hold. Resident library cards have a 50-item checkout limit. Each copy in a set counts against this limit, so one set will tie up 10 of the borrower’s 50 potential checkouts.
What happens if we lose a book in the set?
The library will add the replacement cost for the lost item to the library account that checked out the set. The card holder may settle with the other book club member, as needed, to cover the replacement cost.
We can’t find an older set. Where did it go?
From time to time, the library evaluates the book club collection and retires those sets that are no longer checking out. This means that older and less popular sets may eventually drop out of the collection.