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Book Club in a Bag

Looking for an easy way to start a book discussion? Try a Book Club in a Bag from Three Rivers Public Library District!  Book Club in a Bag is a self-contained kit that you can use to start your own book club or for use at the book club you already attend. Each kit contains typically eight copies of a title, along with information about the author and book, including discussion questions, packaged together into a sturdy, carry-all bag.  If you are interested in reserving one of these kits for your book club, you can place a hold in our online catalog or contact or stop in at either library at Channahon 815-467-6200 or Minooka at 815-467-1600.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Book Club in a Bag (BCIB)?

BCIB is a kit specifically designed for book discussion groups. Each kit will typically contain: 8 copies of a title and a folder containing author information, information about the book, and a list of discussion questions.  Adult kits will include 6 regular print, 1 large print and 1 audiobook. Youth kits will include 7 regular print books and 1 audiobook.  Some kits contain DVDs of the movie adaptation.

2. Who can check out the Book Club in a Bag?

Any patron with a library card in good standing can check out the kits.

3. How can I check out a Book Club in a Bag?

BCIBs will be shelved at the Channahon Library, although with a reservation, they can also be picked up at Minooka. They can be returned to either TRPLD location.

4. How long can I check out a Book Club in a Bag?

BCIB kits will check out for 6 weeks.

5. Can the Book Club in a Bag renewed?

No, the book club in a bag is not renewable.

6. Can I reserve a Book Club in a Bag kit?

Yes, you can reserve a kit by using the online catalog or by calling either library. Please have your library card number available if you reserve by phone.

7. What is the overdue fine for the Book Club in a Bag kit?

Overdues for book kits will be charged at 50¢ per day.

Have a suggestion for a book club title or questions not answered here? Contact Sarah Robertson at 815-467-6200 ex. 306.

Funding for these kits was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).