Book Club Bags

why use Book Club Bags? 

Multiple copies of books that your book club can reserve ahead of time.
Plan a whole year of meetings, confident in the fact that the books will be available when you want them.  
Bags are loaned for a 6 week period - perfect for groups that meet monthly. 

what's in the book club bag?

Everything you need for your book club meeting comes in one bag:

  • 10 copies of a title
  • author's biography
  • information about the book
  • discussion questions
  • some bags may contain alternate formats of the title (Large Print, DVD, Audiobook); ask staff for details

who can check out a book club bag?

They can be checked out by anyone with a Middlesex County Library card. The bag contents will be checked out on the card of the person who picks up the bag. This person is responsible for returning the bag and its contents.

how long can I have the book club bag?

The load period is six weeks. It's very important to return all the items together in the bag on time since other book clubs are waiting. No renewals are permitted.

what titles can we choose from?

To see a list of titles with a short description, view the complete list of titles. New titles are added regularly. To check on a bag's availability, view the Book Club Bag Schedule.

how do I reserve book club bags?

Download and save the  Book Club Bag Request form to your computer. Type the required information into the form: desired titles from our list, the desired distribution date and discussion date for each book (check availability by using the schedule) and two alternate titles. Save the completed form, using your last name as part of the file name, and email it as an attachment to or print and return to any Middlesex County Library location. Please know that while we will do our best to ensure you get your desired books on the requested date, staff may make adjustments due to availability.

You will be contacted to confirm your bookings; please allow a few days for a response.

Link to Book Club Bag list