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GPL Book Clubs

The Library’s Book Clubs will be moving offsite during the busy summer months, but will return in September.  In the meantime you may want to start a book club of your own… and we can help!

The GPL offers a Book Club in a Bag service, providing ten copies of one title in a convenient bag. One member of any local book club may check out the bag for six weeks. View a complete list of available titles and submit your request  below.

Book Club in a Bag

Does your book group have trouble finding enough copies of a book for all of your members?  The Grimsby Public Library has a new collection just for you. Your book club can now borrow multiple copies of one book together in a Book Club in a Bag set.

It's easy:

  1. Check the Availabilty Calendar first to see which books are available when:
        1. January - July 2014 Availability Calendar
        2. August - December 2014 Availability Calendar
        3. January - July 2015 Availability Calendar
        4. August - December 2015 Availability Calendar
  2. When you have chosen your titles and the available dates submit an online booking form.
  3. A Library staff member will contact you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged. Grimsby Public Library's Book Club in a Bag collection was started with funds from the Government of Ontario's Building Capacity grant program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Book Club Bag?
A book club bag consists of 10 copies of a book in an easy to carry cloth tote bag.

Who can borrow Book Club Bags?
Book club sets can be borrowed by any local book club. The Book Club Bag will be checked out on the Grimsby Public Library card of the person picking up the bag. That person assumes responsibility for the bag and its contents.

What titles are available as a Book Club Bag?
We are launching the collection with the following book sets though some of the titles are still on order. We intend to add to the collection on an annual basis.

  • 419 by Will Ferguson
  • American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
  • Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  • Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre
  • Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • The Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson 
  • The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - LARGE PRINT 
  • Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyen
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Inside by Alix Ohlin
  • The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes taht Bind Us by Carolyn Abraham 
  • The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • Requiem by Francis Itani
  • Road Ends by Mary Lawson
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart
  • Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
  • Why Men Lie by Linden MacIntyre
  • Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak 

Find out more about the books in our catalogue. Requests for Book Club in a Bag sets must be made using the online booking form instead of the Library catalogue in order to allow for advanced booking.  

How can I reserve Book Club Bags in advance?

    1. Check the Availabilty Calendar first to see which books are available when:
        1. August - December 2013 Availability Calendar
        2. January - July 2014 Availability Calendar
        3. August - December 2014 Availability Calendar
    2. When you have chosen your titles and the available dates submit an online booking form.
    3. A Library staff member will contact you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.

Where can I pick up Book Club Bags?
Book Club Bags will be held behind the Check Out desk at the Library.

How long may I keep a Book Club Bag?
The loan period for a Book Club Bag is 6 weeks. The return date will be set when you reserve your Book Club Bag and it must be returned by that date regardless of when you pick it up. It is important to return all books in a Book Club Bag on time as other book clubs may have reserved them.

Can I renew a Book Club Bag?
No. Book Club Bags cannot be renewed in order to ensure that the set is available for use by other book clubs.

Where can I return Book Club Bags?
Book Club Bags must be returned to the Check Out Desk. Book Club Bags MUST NOT be put into the Bookdrop.

What is the late charge for books in a Book Club Set?
The late charge is 20 cents per day per book.

What is the charge if one of the books is missing?
A flat rate of $15.00 will be charged for each missing item.  




Library Hours

Monday to Thursday
9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
CLOSED (May - Labour Day)

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