PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION

Starting Wednesday and continuing through Friday, the Library’s parking lot will have some areas under construction. At times, construction could block off the book drop or the curbside pickup area. The Library is still open and available for patrons to visit. The parking lot is still open.  

Book Club Kits

Book Club Discussion Kits

The Library offers more than 170 Book Club Kits. These kits include multiple copies of the same book, circulate for 60 days, and sometimes include discussion questions. Titles available include popular fiction, nonfiction, and young adult novels.

 

Are these Kits only for established Library Book Clubs?

No! Anyone with a library card can check out a Book Club Kit.

 

Where can I find a list of all the Book Club Kit titles offered by the Library?

You can view a complete list of Book Club Kits in our catalog.

 

How many copies of a title are included in each Book Club Kit?

Most kits include 10 copies of the book, though some kits include less. You can view the number of copies in each kit as you scroll through our selection online. If you require additional copies for your Book Club, our staff can request additional copies from another library; please call 309.828.6091 or email reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org for assistance.

 

How do I place a Book Club Kit on hold?

To place a hold, call 309.828.6091 or email reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org. You will need to note how many copies of a title you would like to check out. Patrons can check out all the copies available, or as few of the copies as needed.

 

How long can I keep a Book Club Kit?

Check out is 60 days to give your group plenty of time to read and discuss.

 

Can I renew a Book Club Kit?

Book Club Kits are not renewable, but with a checkout time of 60 days we believe you will have plenty of time to distribute, read, discuss, collect, and return the kit.