Book Clubs

 The Grimsby Public Library has four different book club programs and/or services for your convenience: 



Book Club in a Bag

Sign out 10 copies of 1 book for your book club.

Does your book group have trouble finding enough copies of a book for all of your members? Well 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.

Instructions for requesting a Book Club in a Bag:

  1. Choose a title from the Available Book Club in a Bag Titles list below.
  2. Next, check the Availabilty Calendars (also below) to see if the title you have selected is available for the dates you need the bag.

  3. Once you settle on 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.


Availability Calendars:

                  1. January - July 2015 Availability Calendar

                2. August - December 2015 Availability Calendar

                3. January - July 2016 Availability Calendar 

Use the online booking form to request a Book Club in a Bag. 

Available Titles:


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.

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.  


What could be better then relaxing outside in the summer,
sipping lemonade under stripey umbrellas discussing a great book with friends?
Join us during the summer @ the Grimsby Public Library and do just that on our the patio! 
Much like the Grimsby Author Series Book Clubs at Station One Coffeehouse, each book club meeting has a maximum of 15 attendees10 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. 



Grimsby Author Series Book Clubs

 station 1 coffeehouse


The GPL is pleased to be partnering with Station 1 Coffeehouse
to offer a book club featuring a selection of titles from
the 2015/16 Grimsby Author Series. These evening book club
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. At least 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?  Learn more under Author Series Events




Book Clubs @ the GPL

Welcome to Book Clubs @ the GPL, we have great reads lined up for the winter season. 
Register today at the GPL to share these great books with other keen readers.

Book Clubs @ the GPL last all thoughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring
with a short break in July and August.

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   Tuesday, September 1
1:00 PM
  Tuesday, October 7
1:00 PM 
  Tuesday, November 3
1:00 PM

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  Tuesday, September 15
1:30 PM
  Tuesday, October 20
1:30 PM 
  Tuesday, November 17
1:30 PM



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