Have you ever wanted to get together with friends to discuss what you've been reading, but organizing a book discussion group seemed like one more chore you didn't have time for? Or do you belong to a book club that's at an impasse about what to read next?
The Washington County Library is here to help. Check out an Instant Book Club Kit. Everything you need to get started for your own book discussion group is in the kit. All you have to do is add readers!
Each kit contains 10 copies of one title, discussion questions about the title, and information about the author. We also add in additional resource information about organizing book clubs and using the library to find supplementary materials.
Everything is packed into one of our Washington County Library canvas bags. A kit is checked out to a single group member who is responsible for all of the materials. The group may keep the kit for 6 weeks.
Search for the kits in the Washington County Library collection by doing a series title search for "instant book club" and place a request for the kit you'd like to use. We have 190 titles that are distributed among the various Washington County libraries. Kits range in titles from classics like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, to new favorites like Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and everything in between. We have something for every book club!
See our list of current Instant Book Club Kit titles (PDF). You can also check out book club kits from Stillwater Public Library.
As always, you are also more than welcome to join in on any regular Washington County Library book club. Please see our Book Clubs page for more information.