Book Clubs

The Grimsby Public Library has supports reading together by offering various ways for book clubs to get together.



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Request a set for your book club today...

We're trying something new in 2016. You can now find a title, see when it's available, and
book it all from one place! Just click on the links below to start exploring today: 
Available Titles:

 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 List
Instructions for requesting a Book Club in a Bag:

  1. Choose a title from the Book Club in a Bag Available Titles lists.

  2. Next, check the Availabilty Calendars to see if the title you have selected is available for the dates you need the set.

  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.

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.  


What could be better then relaxing outside in the summer, sipping
lemonade under stripey umbrellas, and discussing a great book with friends?
Join us during the summer @ the Grimsby Public Library and do just that on our 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. 



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The GPL is pleased to again 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 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. 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 GAS Book Club. 


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