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Libraries Offer Book-Club-In-A-Bag Program to the Community

Are you a member of a local book club? Looking to start one? Your local library’s Book-Club-In-A-Bag service can provide you with everything you need for your next discussion!

The North Country Library System (NCLS) has ready-made book club kits packaged and ready to lend to book clubs within our service area. Kits include a canvas bag containing twelve paperback copies of each title and a printed list of discussion questions curated by professional library staff.

Book Clubs are a great way to meet new people, expand your reading list, engage in stimulating discussion, and take a break from everyday life. Some book clubs are highly social while others are more academic. Book clubs may focus on a specific genre of books, or may choose a diverse set of titles from month to month. Each book club has a unique personality and vision.

Book-Club-In-A-Bag kits can be checked out for six weeks, and they can be picked up and returned at any NCLS member library. We currently have forty-three titles in multiple genres, including “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, The Martian by Andy Weir, The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan, and The Girls From Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. A full list is available online from the NCLS catalog by searching for Book-Club-In-A-Bag, or click here.

If you’re looking to start a book club or join an existing one, just ask your local library staff – many libraries host book clubs or can direct you to other groups within the community. If you’re looking for a Book-Club-In-A-Bag kit, you can place one on reserve at your library, or from home by logging into the NCLS catalog with your library card. 

Whether you’re interested in a book club, or reading independently, there’s something for everyone at your local library… stop in and check us out!

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