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!
This tale, inspired by firsthand accounts of the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents' fateful secrets. Read More
Living with his grandparents on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's terminal cancer. Then, his father from prison prompts a road trip. Read More
This is story of the Ravensbruck Rabbits: 74 women prisoners in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Using alternating 1st-person narratives, the characters tell their experiences from 1939-59. Read More
In 1860 Milwaukee as the fear of war hangs in the air, hundreds of Irish men, women, and their children board the Chicago-bound steamer, unaware that their journey is about to take a tragic turn. Read More
The story of Christina Olson, from Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," her simple life on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and her incapacitating illness. Read More
When, in 1922, Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Read More
The stories of ten wealthy victims of a plane crash intertwine with those of a down-on-his-luck painter and a four-year-old boy, as odd coincidences surrounding the crash point to a conspiracy. 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.