It's in the Bag: Book Club Kits to Go

Want to start a book club? Looking for new titles for your existing club? The Monroe County Public Library has started a new service to support local book clubs. "It's in the Bag" allows a patron with a library card in good standing to borrow one bag for an 8-week period. These bags contain 8 copies of a title, discussion questions, a list of readalikes, reviews, and biographical information about the author. Whenever possible, the bags will be enriched with informative and entertaining material—DVDs, cookbooks, and other background items.

Call the MCPL reference desk at 812-349-3228 and say that you are interested in borrowing a book bag. We will take your contact information and someone will get back to you within a few days. You may pick up and return your bag to the Adult Teen Services Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Bring your library card when you come to check out. The bags may only be picked up and returned to the MCPL Main Library.

We hope you will try out this new service. As always we look forward to your input. Titles available are:

  • The Accidental Billionaires: the founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich
  • An American Tune by Barbara Shoup
  • Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Graphic novels: Persepolis, Maus, Carnet de Voyage, Pyongyang
  • Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
  • Memoirs: Half a Life, 84 Charring Cross Road, End of Life Book Club, Wild
  • Michael Koryta: The Prophet, The Ridge, So Cold the River, Tonight I Said Goodbye
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
  • Perfume: the story of a murderer by Patrick Suskind
  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseine
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Calico Joe by John Grisham