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Book Groups books
Book Club Kits
Port Townsend Community Read
Reading Lists and Resources

Book Groups

Book Lovers' Cafe – Everyone is welcome to join this library sponsored book group. We meet on the first Monday of the month to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books recently published in paperback. The library purchases extra copies that may be requested from the catalog. We discuss the book selected but also spend time talking about any book a member has read and possible choices for the months ahead. We are interested in hearing about your good reads! For more information contact Melody Sky Eisler, 344-3054 or email.

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Book Club Kits

Title List

To place a book club kit on hold please click here.

What are they?

Ten copies of a title are packaged in a plastic tote and get checked out by a representative of a book club. The kits will be checked out for eight weeks allowing plenty of time for a club to distribute and read the book.

How do clubs reserve a title?

A member of the club will place a hold on the title. For a list of titles click here. We are now able to offer your group a way to plan ahead and create one hold or several  holds in advance for the kits you are interested in borrowing.  You will find a direct link to each title to reserve in Kit Keeper from the library catalog. Click on the linked-text "RESERVE THIS KIT". Directions and calendars are there on the Kit Keeper home-page here.

For Reader's Guides with author information and questions use the links at the bottom of the page. If you would like help please ask a staff person.

Interested in donating a kit?

Here are two easy ways you can contribute. Write a check for $125, payable to The Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library, and submit it to the library. Or, you can donate 10 new or next-to-new copies of a title your group loved.

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Port Townsend Community Read

The Port Townsend Library Community Read is a community-wide reading and discussion program to encourage all residents to enjoy the same book. The selection will be announced in February. Information on past Community Reads:

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Reading Lists and Resources

Book Browse

Good Reads

Nancy Pearl's Book Lust


Novelist K-8

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