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Book Club to Go bags should be returned in their entirety directly to either the upper level or lower level service desk. Please do not return Book Club to Go bags through the book drops.
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Book Club to Go bags are shelved on the upper level against the wall just past the nonfiction shelves. Bags are arranged in alphabetical order by author's last name. Fiction and nonfiction titles are interfiled.
Each Book Club to Go kit is listed in the Library Catalog. To see if a kit is available for a specific title, simply search for the title as you would any book. If the title is available as a Book Club to Go bag, it will appear in the catalog with "BookClu - kits" as the location/label and "kit" as the "medium." To see a complete list of Book Club to Go titles, search in the catalog using the subject "book club kits" and a list of all titles will be displayed. You can also quickly see all titles listed by fiction and by nonfiction and linked to our catalog on our Book Club to Go page.
Book Club to Go bags may be borrowed by anyone with a valid Mary Riley Styles Public Library (MRSPL) card. The borrower (who is responsible for the entire bag) may then distribute copies of the book to other members of his / her discussion group.
Book Club to Go kits may be borrowed for 8 weeks. Kits, however, may not be renewed and must be returned by the end of the 8 week loan period.
Book Club to Go bags may not be reserved in advance. If, however, a specific bag is checked out, a hold may be placed on that bag, like any other circulating book.
Book Club to Go bags are created using copies of books previously read by the library's Senior Book Discussion Series or Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group. And also from new titles purchased for the collection. Have a title you think would make a great Book Club to Go bag? Send us your suggestion!