Book Clubs in a Bag

book club in a bag

Each bag contains ten paperback copies of one title, discussion questions, author information, and reviews, for use by book clubs.  

Click through here to use KitKeeper, our new site that lets your manage your own Book Club in a Bag bookings!  KitKeeper will show you which Book Clubs in a Bag are available on any given date, and will also allow you to manage your own bookings. Watch this video about KitKeeper for an overview of how it works.

Click through here for a printalbe list of all the Book Clubs in a Bag titles (pdf).

For assistance, please call the Mary J.L. Black Branch Library at 345-8275 ext. 7300, or email tbpl%23ca|bookclub

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Book Clubs in a Bag

What is a Book Club in a Bag?
A Book Club in a Bag is a kit containing 10 copies of one title for use by book clubs and book discussion groups. When you pick up a kit, you will also be given a discussion guide with a plot summary, author information and questions to stimulate discussion.

Who can borrow a Book Club in a Bag?
Book Club kits can be borrowed by any book club. Members of the club with a valid Thunder Bay Public Library card can check out a Book Club in a Bag for distribution to club members.


Can a Book Club in a Bag set be reserved in advance?
Yes. By using KitKeeper you can reserve Book Bag kits for your club up to a year in advance.

Where can Book Club in a Bag kits be picked up?
Book Club in a Bag kits can be picked up at any of the 4 branches of the Thunder Bay Public Library. When you reserve a Book Club kit using KitKeeper, you will be able to choose the library branch you wish to pick the kit up at.

Where can Book Club in a Bag kits be returned?
Kits can be returned to any of the Thunder Bay Public Library locations.

Who is responsible for returning Book Club in a Bag Kits?
The person who borrows the kit is responsible for returning it to the Library.

How long can book clubs keep a Book Club in a Bag kit?
Book Club kits have a 6-week loan period.

Can Book Club in a Bag kits be renewed?
No. Book Club kits are not renewable.

Are there fines on Book Club in a Bag kits?
Yes. Overdue fines for Book Club kits are the same as for other library materials. It is important to return all 10 books in the Book Club kit on time as other book clubs may have reserved the kit.