Guidelines for book clubs interested in requesting book kits from other libraries:
- Identify the kit your are interested in using.
- Request the kit through our interlibrary loan service.
- One member of the book club will check out the entire kit on their library card and when finished have it returned as one kit. This individual is responsible for what is checked out on their card.
- Because the postage for kits will be higher than for one book the fee for this service will be $5.00. Payable when the kit is picked up at the library.
Note: Some libraries allow their local book clubs to reserve kits in advance. Be aware that there may be instances when a kit could not be available for the dates you request it.
The Nebraska Library Commission maintains a page of Resources for Book Club Groups.
The following libraries offer collections of reading kits for book clubs. These kits contain a variety of number of copies of the book some include discussion questions or other tips for book clubs. Contact Kilgore Memorial Library staff for assistance with requesting kits from these libraries.
Lincoln City Libraries — Book Club in a Bag
Click on the Book Club in a Bag link to learn more. For each title, the Book Club in a Bag will contain 10 copies of that book as well as some starter discussion questions. Book Club in a Bag selections will be able to be checked out for 8 weeks but with no renewals. You can find out what titles are available in the Book Club in a Bag program by searching in the library catalog under Subject: Book Club in a Bag. New titles will be added to this service on a regular basis.
Nebraska Library Commission — Book Club Kits
This site offers searches from their catalog for titles available in multiple copies. Links are also available for browsing this collection by topic or type resource. Other popular search tips are also shared at this site. See the rules for use for more information about using these kits.
Southeast Library System (SELS) – Book Discussion Kits
Any school media center or public library within the Southeast Library System may borrow multiple copies of a book to use for classes, book clubs, or discussion groups. Due dates are negotiable, but are usually six weeks from the checkout date. To check out a book kit, please contact the SELS office by calling 402-467-6188, or send us an email at email@example.com.