Book Club Resources

Book Club In A Bag

Whether you are charged with picking your book club’s next read or you are thinking of starting a book group in your neighborhood, we can help:


Our Book Club in a Bag service can help make your next book club meeting a whole lot easier!  You can find more information about that service at the bottom of the page.

Want one-on-one help planning your book club reads?  The Book Squad does house calls!  For more information about this service, contact the Readers’ Services department via email at or call 785-843-3833 ext.147

There are lots of great websites that can help you pick a good book and find discussion questions.  Some of our favorites include Reading Group GuidesReading Group Choices, and the NoveList database.

If you’d like updates from the Book Squad on book club news or other bookish information, sign up for our Book Club Hub monthly newsletter!

If you’re a podcast fan, click here to listen to the Book Squad Podcast.

Book Club in a Bag Information:

  • Bags typically have 10-12 copies of a particular discussion-worthy book.
  • Bags check out for 6-weeks and must be reserved through the Book Club in a Bag Website.
    • We also have Kindle Book Club In A Bags. Each bag includes 8 Kindles, and comes pre-loaded with any available e-book.
  • You will need a library card in good standing to complete the reservation. The member who reserves the bag will be responsible for distributing the copies to club members.  After your meeting, this member will then need collect the copies at the next meeting and return them to LPL as a set.
  • Bags can be reserved up to a year in advance, and are checked out for a special six-week period. Due to the demand of the items these items are not renewable.
  • To find your next read you can: browse by date, view availability by specific title, or just peruse all 200+ of our bags!
  • Email if you have any questions, or if you need help reserving a bag.
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