Book Clubs

The Grimsby Public Library supports reading together by offering various solutions for book club lovers. Try one out today:


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Request a set for your book club today...
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It's easy as 1, 2, 3 ... 4! Just follow the instructions below:

1. Browse and select a book from the A - M or N - Z title lists above.

2. You'll see a date next to each title. Click on that date to check the Availabilty Calendar for it. You'll be able to tell if the title you want is unavailable if the dates are blocked off in yellow. (The loan period for Book Club in a Bag sets is always 6 weeks from the date you pick it up - usually a Monday.) *Make sure the pick-up date you select has 6 free weeks following it, plus 1 week for late returns = 7 weeks from your preferred pick-up date in total.* 

3. Once you find a title and available date, submit an request via the online booking form.

4. A Library staff member will contact you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.


 Already know what you want? Jump straight to our online booking form.
To download the list of available titles click here:  pdf Book Club in a Bag Title Listpdf

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.

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.  


Relaxing on the patio in the summer, sipping lemonade under stripey
umbrellas while discussing a great book with friends... What could be better?
Each Patio Reads book club meeting has a maximum of 15 attendees and will take place on the GPL's summer patio10 copies of each title will be available for check out once registration for that meeting opens. The remaining 5 attendees will be responsible for obtaining a copy of the book to read. The books & the spots in the meetings will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
Wednesday, May 25
6:30pm | GPL Patio

(Register on: Monday, April 25)

Learn more about this title here.


A Walk Across the Sun
by Corbin Addison
Wednesday, June 29
6:30pm | GPL Patio

*This meeting is a special McNally House Event*
(Register on: Monday, May 30)

Learn more about this title here.


Fifteen Dogs
by Andre Alexis
Wednesday, July 20
6:30pm | GPL Patio

(Register on: Monday, June 20)

Learn more about this title here.

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr 
Wednesday, Aug. 31
6:30pm | GPL Patio

(Register on: Tuesday, August 2)

Learn more about this title here.






station 1 coffeehouse    GASbookclub

The GPL is pleased to partner with Station 1 Coffeehouse to offer a book club every fall featuring a selection of titles from the Grimsby Author Series. These evening book club meetings will provide readers with a great opportunity to discuss some of the Canadian titles highlighted by the series.

Each meeting will take place at Station 1 Coffeehouse, located at 28 Main Street East in Grimsby. Those interested in participating can register at the Library. 10 copies of each title will be available to be borrowed by book club participants.

Coffee, conversation and books are a great mix, so don’t miss out.  Intrigued? 
For information about books and meeting dates click here: GAS Book Club. 


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