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Book Club in a Bag

Do you and your fellow book clubbers scramble each month to find enough copies of the selected book? Is it your turn to lead the discussion and you don’t know where to start?  Our Book Club in a Bag service can help!

  • The library has a collection of Book Club Bags that contain 10-12 copies of a selected title and a discussion guide compiled by library staff.
  • There are a wide variety of choices available –  fiction, nonfiction, classics, and local authors. You can view the complete list of adult titles here. We also offer collections for Teens and Children.
  • Still can’t find a title you’re interested in? Try one of our two Kindle Book Club Bags – let us know in the request form what book you would like to read, and as long as there is an eBook version, we will load that book onto the Kindle reading tablet for you. The Kindle Book Club Bags come with 8 Kindle devices.
  • The bags check out for 8 weeks and can be reserved up to one year in advance.
  • When a bag is ready for you, you’ll pick it up from the holds shelf and check it out with your other materials.

Ready to reserve a bag?  Just fill out this form.

Still have questions? Check here for answers or send an email to

Would you like to help support the Book Club in a Bag service?

  • We happily accept donations of books that your book group has read. If you don’t have ten copies, we’ll gladly take as many as you have as a start for a new bag and add the rest.
  • If you’d like to donate funds directly to this program, we have an “Adopt a Bag” option. A contribution of $100 covers the cost of ten copies of a selected book and the tote bag.

The Book Club in a Bag service is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Public Library Foundation.