The library can help you with running your own book club! We have Book Club Kits you can borrow, and we can help you find awesome books to read.
View our Book Club Kits in the ORL Catalogue
A Book Club Kit is made of 6 to 8 copies of a book stored in a plastic tote.
If you have a library card, you can borrow a Book Club Kit! The person who borrows the Kit is responsible for bringing the complete Kit (tote and all books) to the library by the due date.
You can borrow a Book Club Kit for 42 days. Sorry, you can't keep it longer or renew it.
When you're done with the Book Club Kit, return it to a library worker at the front desk of your local library. You must return everything together in the box. If there are missing or damaged books, you might have to pay for them.
Place a hold on a Book Club Kit on our online catalogue or ask library staff for help.
Because these Kits are popular, it might take some time to get the Kit you want. We suggest that you put a hold on a Kit well ahead of your next meeting, then pause the hold until a date closer to the month you need it.
TIP: There is no limit to the number of Kits that can be borrowed by one person at any one time. Some book clubs find it useful to plan on two Kits per month to increase the chance that a Kit will arrive on time.
Librarians choose the books for the Kits based on if they would be good to talk about, have important ideas, and if they are culturally impactful. If you have suggestions for books, please share them with staff at your library.
More Questions? Ask your local library branch for help.
See what the library can do for your club:
Check our calendar and see if your library is running a book club or join one of our online book clubs.
Choose books that will make your group talk and think. Things to look for:
A book club leads helps things go smoothly. You can take turns being the leader. Without a leader, book clubs can become just social gatherings and people might not talk about the book.
To have a great book club discussion, leaders should:
Remember, the goal is to have fun together while talking about books. Enjoy your book club meetings!
These websites can help you find good discussion questions for your book club and help you make your next book club choice.