Book Club in a Bag

A Book Club in a Bag from the Henrietta Hankin Branch contains everything you need to host a book discussion group.  Bags have 10 copies of the book (plus one large print copy) and a discussion guide. The bags check out for a 6 week period. You can distribute the books at one meeting and collect them at the next meeting after you've had your discussion.  New titles are added throughout the year. 

The bags must be reserved by calling the Adult Reference Desk at the Henrietta Hankin Branch at 610-321-1710.  Your library card must be fine free at the time the reservation is made and when the bag is checked out.  We will alert you if your card will expire before the end of your reservation.  You will want to update your card before the bag is checked out to insure your full 6-week borrowing period.

Bags can be reserved months in advance so your group will know that they'll have the books they need, when they need them.  

Book Club in a Bag has been useful to many book clubs over the past few years. The costs and logistics of reserving bags months in advance makes it difficult to maintain reservations properly.  In order to continue offering Book Club in a Bag, a number of changes will be taking place. 

New bags will be created with titles available in paperback.  There are many wonderful books that can be discussed that aren't the best sellers of the day. 

To facilitate the use of the bags, we will no longer accept reservations that need to be shipped to other libraries.  Currently held reservations will be shipped.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but shipping requires time consuming tasks and requires an extended loan period. 

We hope you will continue to enjoy the bags. These bags are now available:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

To see all current book titles and their availability, please follow this link