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 resolve to save her financially strapped, century-old farmhouse in the aftermath of a divorce pitted the author and her three sons against such challenges as coyotes, rivals in a zucchini-growing contest and rampaging poultry
The spring of 1939, three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives in Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurc family will be divided.
Gathering at a remote health resort for a 10-day fitness program, nine strangers and their enigmatic host become subjects of interest to a brokenhearted novelist who develops uncomfortable doubts about the resort's real agenda.
Set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds himreinventing himself and making connections with the past.
While hiring Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth about her birth mother, socialite Anna Nicholson turns to her grandmother who is helping new Dutch immigrants, which gives Anna a new purpose.
Forced by limited prospects to marry much-older widower Jefferson Davis, teenaged Varina Howell finds her expectations as the wife of a Mississippi landowner upended by his appointment as the leader of the Confederacy.
By 1947, Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair is desperate to find out what happened to her cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war. With her college career on hold, Charlie pursues her only lead: retired spy Eve Gardiner.
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.
A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates before his exoneration.
This novel unwinds backwards in time during a tense hostage situation at a Mississippi women's clinic and is told through multiple points of view: the gunman, the hostage negotiator, patients, clinic staff, and a right to life advocate.
The author decides to pursue her husband's ambition to become a minister after his tragic accidental death, and describes becoming a spiritual counselor for families with missing loved ones during search-and-rescue missions.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil die
What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? Suddenly, girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, four lives are utterly transformed.
Once wealthy Ethan works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family used to owned, to his wife's dismay. Then, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.
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.