Thursday, September 4, 2008

Book Club Kits Available now!


Cedar Mill Community Librarians Laura Baca and Mark Richardson have developed a collection of book club kits to make hosting your own book clubs easier than ever. They're holdable and available for loan throughout the county.

Each kit has 8-10 copies of a book and a leader's guide. This new service makes it easy for all members of a book club to borrow a book at the same time. The kits are loaned for 30 days.

Book clubs are great. But there are so many details to take care of if you're doing your own: where to hold it, who to invite, what food or drink to serve (or not), and last but not least, what to read. And how do you make sure that the book is accessible, affordable, and available to everyone in your club?

These books are adult fiction and non-fiction titles that address diverse subjects, characters, situations and points of view. The leader's guide has background information about the book and author, as well as supplemental materials like reading guides and movie adaptations.

Laura Baca and the Book Club kit for Out Stealing Horses
Laura Baca and the Out Stealing Horses book club kit

The kits have a 30 day checkout period. If returned late, the fine is $1 per day. They may be renewed once.

Current titles include:

To find the book club kits, just go to www.wccls.org/polaris/view.aspx?title="book+club+kit"

For more information about the kits, call Mark or Laura at the Cedar Mill Community Library (503) 644-0043 x131.

Funding for this project comes from the Washington County Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.