Are you in a book club or looking to start one? Kent District Library makes things easy with our Book Club in a Bag program, which is available to all KDL cardholders.
We have over 270 popular fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from and we add new titles every year. Most kits come with 12 regular print copies of a book, two large print copies and a discussion guide.
A kit can be checked out through our KitKeeper service for six weeks and can be picked up at the KDL branch location of your choice. You can also make multiple reservations in advance to cut down on the monthly scramble.
Below you'll find the list of titles offered and instructions for how to reserve a Book Club in a Bag kit today!
A portrait of India featuring four characters: two tailors who are forcibly sterilized, a student who emigrates, and a widowed seamstress who decides to hang on. A tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair. Read More
Leni and her family embark on a new life in Alaska’s wilderness, hoping to find peace for her troubled, POW father, but when change comes to their small community, her father’s anger threatens to explode the town. Read More
Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are unaware. Read More
After Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic pink suit becomes entrenched in the world's collective memory for all the wrong reasons, the young, Irish immigrant seamstress who worked on it feels her world being torn apart. Read More
Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century virtual utopia to escape a real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins a violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator. Read More
The story of 4 Australian women who must travel to their husbands in England at the end of World War II. A sweeping, multilayered book about the voyage from Australia to the shores of their new home in the UK. Read More
A former alternative school teacher/Harvard Law fellow shares the story of her work with a gifted student who was imprisoned for murder in the Mississippi Delta, continuing his education through classic literature. Read More
Celestial and Roy are newly married professionals with a bright future when Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit. A moving, thought-provoking story about love, family, and the effects of incarceration. Read More
Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government took him away and the children search through time and space to find him. Read More
In 1897, Geesje de Jonge is asked to write a memoir about her experience emigrating from the Netherlands to the Michigan wilderness. As she recalls the past, a young visitor, Anna, mourns a broken engagement. Read More
The author recounts her childhood in a strict Mormon family, ruled by an erratic father, and living off the grid in Idaho. Sketching her years growing up to the events that eventually drove her to leave. Read More
A Harvard sociologist examines eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, showing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage. Read More
There are two ways to search for an available Book Club in a Bag title in KitKeeper:
1) Search by date
To see what kits are available during a specific day/month, it is easiest to search by date first.
2) Search by title
To reserve a specific title, it is easiest to search by title first to view the dates that it is available.
Note: Once your reservation is ready for pickup, the library will send you a hold pickup notification. The kit will stay on the hold shelf for seven days after you receive the notification for your convenience.