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 Adult Services 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).