Book Club in a Bag is a service for the use of book clubs wanting the convenience of a pre-packaged bag complete with 8 copies of a book, a discussion guide and suggested questions and a sign-out sheet for the group leader. Some kits include a copy of the book in large print format and/or an audiobook.
The individual who checks out the kit is financially responsible for the kit and is responsible for returning all pieces of the kit. General library borrowing rules apply.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get a kit?
Our catalogue has a list of Book Club in a Bag kits, or you may view the list of these titles. Select a title to check its availability. If you are searching for a kit which includes a large print copy of the book and/or an audiobook, search book club in a bag large print or book club in a bag audiobook.
Book Club in a Bag may be sent to your local branch by placing requests in the library catalogue, the same as for any other type of library material. Library staff can also help you place a request. You cannot reserve a kit for a specific date.
Where do I return the Book Club in a Bag kit?
You may return your Book Club in a Bag kit in person to any branch of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library. You cannot return Book Club in a Bag kits through after-hours book drops. The kit must be intact with all copies included. Incomplete kits will be subject to replacement costs.
How many Book Club in Bags kits can I have at a time?
You can have 1 Book Club in a Bag kit checked out at a time. However you may have requests on more than one kit at a time.
How long can I have a kit?
Book Club in a Bag kit is checked out for 6 weeks. You cannot renew a Book Club in a Bag kit.
What if I need more than 8 copies for my club?
Your book club members may find additional copies of titles through our library catalogue. These additional copies are subject to the normal library lending periods typically 3 weeks. Visit or phone your local library, or search the library catalogue to place holds.
How can I suggest a title to be added to the kits?
We are always interested in feedback on Book Club in a Bag kits and suggested titles. Fill in a Suggest a Purchase form on our website, adding "book club in a bag" to the suggested title line. For general feedback you can click on Contact Us to send a message through our website.