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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
When you have chosen your titles and the available dates submit an online booking form.
A Library staff member will contact you to confirm your booking and answer any questiosn 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.