Book Club in a Bag
Book Club in a Bag is a special library collection for local book clubs. Each book club set comes with 10 copies of the same title, making it ideal for your monthly book club meetings.
For additional information not covered on this page, send us a message or call 208-612-8460 and ask for the second-floor desk.
How It Works
You can find our book club sets on the second floor of the library. Send a member of your book club to the library to pick up a set and distribute the copies to other club members. Sets check out for 6 weeks and must be returned as a set to our second-floor desk.
Every year, the library adds 10 new book club sets to our collection. What we add depends on what our patrons nominate and vote for.
The library accepts nominations for new book club sets every August and September.
Voting follows in October and November. Patrons may vote for up to 10 of the nominated titles in any combination of fiction or nonfiction.
Our new Book Club in a Bag titles for 2020 are:
- And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis
- A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
- The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
- Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, by Jennifer Armstrong
- The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown
- Killers of the Moon Flower, by David Grann
These new book club sets will be available for checkout in mid-January, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we find the book sets?
You can find our book club sets on the second floor of the library at the top of the ramp.
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 cycle out of the collection.