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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.

Newest Book Club in a Bag Kits

The Farm

The Farm

by Joanne Ramos

Lost Roses

Lost Roses

by Martha Hall Kelly

Night Tiger

Night Tiger

by Yangsze Choo

Trust Exercise

Trust Exercise

by Susan Choi

Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

by Maria Semple

The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

Book Club in a Bag Kits for Adults

The Alice Network

by Kate Quinn

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

by Mark Sullivan

The Devil in the White City

by Erik Larson

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

by Chris Cleave

The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Keep Quiet 

by Lisa Scottoline

The Last Ballad 

by Wiley Cash

The Light Between Oceans 

by M.L. Stedman

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

Love and Other Consolation Prizes
by Jamie Ford

The Mars Room

by Rachel Kushner

Me Before You

by Jojo Moyes

The Nest

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

No One is Coming to Save Us 

by Stephanie Powell Watts

The Perfect Mother

by Aimee Molloy

The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion


by Christine Mangan

Tin Man

by Sarah Winman

The Windfall

by Diksha Basu

The Zookeepers Wife

by Diane Ackerman

Book Club in a Bag Kits for Kids

Frozen: The Junior Novelization

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Book Club in a Bag Kits by Genre

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Book Club in a Bag?

Book Club in a Bag is a kit specifically designed for book discussion groups. Each kit includes a book discussion guide and 5-7 copies of the book, with large print and audiobook editions included when available.  Some kits contain a DVD of the film adaption.  E-book and/or e-audio versions may be available from our media services, Overdrive, Axis 360, and Hoopla. For more information about the contents of a specific Book Club in a Bag kit, please view it in the catalog using the links above or contact the Adult Services Department via phone or email.

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

Any patron with a library card in good standing can check out Book Club in a Bag kits.

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

Book Club in a Bag kits are currently housed at the Channahon Library.  If you would like to pick up your Book Club in a Bag kit at the Minooka Branch, please place a hold through the PrairieCat online catalog and select "Three Rivers Minooka" as your pickup location.  Please see question 6 for more information.

4. How long can a Book Club in a Bag kit be borrowed?

Book Club in a Bag kits can be checked out for up to 6 weeks.

5. Am I able to renew a Book Club in a Bag kit?

Unfortunately, these kits cannot be renewed beyond the maximum check out time of 6 weeks.

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

Yes, you can reserve a kit by using the "Request It" feature in the PrairieCat online catalog or by calling either library.  Please have your library card number available if you plan to reserve by phone.

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

Book Club in a Bag kits are fined at .50 cents per day past their due date, with a one day grace period.

Have a suggestion for a book club title or questions not answered here? Contact Sarah Robertson at 815-467-6200 ext 306 or email us using our Adult Services Contact Form.

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).