We supply the books; you supply the people! Each bag contains 10 copies of a title, discussion information, discussion-leader tips, and a book sign-up sheet to help the leader keep track of the books – everything you need to help you run your own book discussion group.Whether you’ve always wanted to start a book club but just didn’t know how, or your existing book discussion group is looking for an easier way to select books, the Library’s Book Club in a Bag may be just what you need.
Available titles are:
After You, by Jojo Moyes
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
All the Stars in the Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani
An Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown
The Breakdown, by B.A. Paris
Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin
Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict
The Chelsea Girls, by Fiona Davis
Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland
Dead Wake, by Erik Larson
Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano
The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian
Educated, by Tara Westover
Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline
Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer
The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, by Charlie Lovett
The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee
The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
House of Thieves, by Charles Belfoure
The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty
Inside the O’Briens, by Lisa Genova
The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
Kiss Carlo, by Adriana Trigiani
Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult
The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
The Library at the Edge of the World, by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George
Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly
Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain
The Masterpiece, by Fiona Davis
Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
Mistress of the Ritz, by Melanie Benjamin
The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth
The Muralist, by B.A. Shapiro
The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman
My Mrs. Brown, by William Norwich
The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
One Plus One, by Jojo Moyes
One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus
Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald
Saints for All Occasions, by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Stars Are Fire, by Anita Shreve
Stella Bain, by Anita Shreve
The Story of Arthur Truluv, by Elizabeth Berg
Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See
The Tea Planter’s Wife, by Dinah Jefferies
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
Two if by Sea, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Victoria, by Daisy Goodwin
Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck
Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
- Any adult patron of the Garden City Public Library with a valid library card may borrow a Book Club in a Bag.
- Requests for a Book Club in a Bag may be made by phone or in person with a Librarian at the adult Reference Desk.
- The Book Club in a Bag will be checked out on the library card of the Garden City patron picking up the bag. That patron is responsible for the Book Club in a Bag and all of its contents.
- A Book Club in a Bag may be reserved up to a year in advance.
- The loan period is 6 weeks.
- Late charges are $2.00 per day.
- Only one Book Club in a Bag may be borrowed at one time by a patron.
- The Book Club in a Bag may not be renewed.
The Book Club in a Bag must be returned to the Reference Department, not at the Circulation Desk or through the book drop. The entire Book Club in a Bag must be returned together (10 books, large-type edition, and the audio material (if included), the information folder, and the bag).
Individual books or audio material that are lost will be charged the cost of replacement.
The replacement cost of an entire Book Club in a Bag is $175.00, plus the price of any audio material. The patron is responsible for all contents in the Book Club in a Bag.
Information for the Book Club Leader
Each Book Club in a Bag contains 10 copies of the title, usually a large type, audio material, and an information package with a summary, book reviews, biographical information, discussion questions, an author interview, and suggestions for further reading. The bags also include a sign-up sheet for the leader to keep track of who has which book.
For Further Information
Please contact Laura Flanagan at 742-8405, ext 239.