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Book Club in a Bag


Borrowing Guidelines

  • Book Club in a Bag is open to all Kalamazoo Public Library district resident (not reciprocal) cardholders.
  • A Book Club in a Bag may be checked out for eight weeks.
  • An online Reading Group Guide can be found for each title in the list of Available Titles and is formatted for easy printing.
  • A Bag may be renewed, as long as it has no holds.
  • The person who checks out a Book Club in a Bag is financially responsible for returning the entire kit.


  • Please check the number of books before returning the bag to the library. The person who checked out the bag must return the bag with all ten books. Individual books from the bag should not be returned to the library independent of the bag.
  • Borrowers will be charged $.10 a day for an overdue or incomplete Book Club in a Bag.
  • Replacement cost of an entire Book Club in a Bag is $180.00.
  • Replacement cost of individual parts of the bag will depend on the cost of each particular item.

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