MPL Book Club Kits

If a group happens to lose a book, the Madison Public Library asks that they replace it with another copy, new or secondhand, that is “clean and readable.”

The Madison Public Library recently introduced Book Club Kits, a resource that aims to make it easier for South Central Library patrons to start reading groups with friends, family or neighbors.

Each kit, housed in a convenient canvas bag, includes at least eight collected copies of a book, discussion questions and information about the author. There are over 400 kits to choose from, the library announced on their website, and they can be kept for up to three months.

“We know how difficult it is to choose a book for your next book group meeting, and to find enough copies for all the members of your group. We've made it easier for you by collecting donated and withdrawn copies of discussable books and putting all the copies in a canvas bag,” the website read.

To get a kit, call the Madison Public Library at 608-266-6300. They can be shipped to a number of local libraries–including the Fitchburg, Oregon, Stoughton and Verona public libraries and others part of the South Central Library System.

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