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Got a Book Group? Get a Bag!

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The Books in a Bag program provides book kits for book discussion groups.

Adult Book Club Kits

Have a book group or thinking about starting one? The Library has done all the legwork for you!  Use our Books in a Bag program to jump start organizing your book group.  These Books in a Bag are also called "book kits" in the Library catalog and by staff members.

  • Books in a Bag is a collection of approximately 80 titles. 
  • Each Books in a Bag kit contains 10 copies of the book, plus a notebook containing discussion questions, an author biography, a sign out sheet, and summaries of the other book kits in the collection.
  • Books in a Bag check out for 6 weeks and can only be renewed once.
  • Browse our List of Books in a Bag titles, complete with summaries and links to our catalog.
  • Be sure to read our Books in a Bag Policies.

Still don’t see anything that grabs you? More titles are available through the Colorado Virtual Library Book Club Resource.  If you find some options that interest you, please select 2 titles (a first choice and an alternate choice) from the Book Club Resource and call or stop by the 2nd Floor Reference Desk to make your request. A library staff member must place the online request for you. These book kits also check out for 6 weeks.


The library has storytime kits for toddlers and preschoolers.Storytime Kits

...because reading comes before learning.

Storytime Kits are ideal for preschoolers through elementary school children.  Each bag features several books on a theme, a particular author, or a series, plus a stuffed animal friend or manipulative toy. These stories and toys are designed to be fun and engaging and are meant to facilitate read-alouds between grown-up and child or a group of friends. These bags were previously known as “CATS Tales” but have been refreshed and rebranded.  These kits are in light blue bags in the Children's and Teen section.


The library has kits for children's book clubs.Children's Book Club Kits

... because reading is even more fun with friends.

Children’s Book Club Kits are designed to encourage children and their adults to begin their very own book groups!  Each kit contains multiple copies of a single popular title, along with ideas for discussion and other materials to encourage conversations about the book. These kits are aimed at later elementary and junior readers. These kits are in dark blue bags in the Children's and Teens' section, and, along with the Teen Book Club Kits below, were previously part of the Teen “Books in a Bag” collection but they have also been refreshed and rebranded.


The library has book kits for teen book clubs.Teen Book Club Kits

... because reading is even more fun with friends.

Teen Book Club Kits are created for tweens and teens to facilitate a communal reading experience, whether as a formal book club, or just a group of friends. These kits contain multiple copies of a single popular title, along with materials to prompt discussion about the book. These kits are in teal-colored bags in the Children's and Teens area.


The library has over a dozen bags with all the items you'll need to create a whole experience.Experience Bags: A Whole New Library Experience

This fun collection consists of canvas bags stuffed full of books, movies, and games related to various television or movie series or exotic destinations. Rather than simply reading books or watching a movie series, Experience Bags provide a whole different level of engagement. Click the button to learn more about this unique collection!


The library has experience bags for children and teens of all ages.

 

Youth Experience Bags

We also have Experience Bags specially created for preschoolers, and we're building out this collection to include some for children and teens, too.  Click the button to learn more!


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