Anoka County Library has over 100 Book Club in a Bag kits available for checkout. Each kit contains eight books and related discussion questions in a folder. Kits may be checked out for six weeks and may be requested like other library materials.
Book Club in a Bag kits are offered by Anoka County Library in partnership with the Friends of the Anoka County Library and MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) and are funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Frequently Asked Questions about Book Club in a Bag
What's in the Bag?
Each bag contains eight copies of the title and a folder with discussion questions.
Can I request a Book Club in a Bag kit?
Bags may be requested and picked up at any ACL branch, and can be kept for six weeks. You may request them in person, by phone, or online. Unfortunately, they cannot be requested for a particular book club date.
Can I renew a Book Club in a Bag?
No, Book Club in a Bag kits may not be renewed, and the Book Club in a Bag must be returned to an Anoka County Library branch.
How do I return a Bag?
Please do not put the bags in outdoor book return slots; they should be returned to the Checkout Desk.
When returning Book Club in a Bag titles, please check to be sure all eight copies of the book are in the bag, as well as the folder with the discussion guide. If copies of the book, the notebook, or zipper bag are missing, the person who checked out the bag will be billed for the replacement cost of the missing items.
Can I request that a Book Club in a Bag title be purchased?
To request that a title be purchased for the Book Club in a Bag collection, please submit a Purchase Suggestion and add a note in the Comments field that this is a Book Club in a Bag suggestion.
Any other questions or comments?
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