What is a Book Club Kit?
We want to make life a little easier for your book club. We have prepared Book Club Kits: bags that contain 10 copies of the same book, possibly enough for all the members of your book club. Each kit also contains a laminated card of discussion questions to get you started.
How can I get one?
Book Club Kits are available on the bottom shelf of the New Fiction section. One person checks out the kit and distributes the books to other members of the book club. Kits can be checked out for 8 weeks at a time. Book Club Kits can be reserved online by Mansfield users. To request a kit, please call the Reference Desk at (508)261-7380 x3. Book Club Kits should be returned to the circulation desk at the Mansfield Public Library. They may not be returned to other libraries or placed in the book drop.
What titles do you have?
Search the catalog by searching for “Book Club Kit” and limit your search to the Mansfield Public Library; you will see which kits are currently available. Lists of Book Club Kit titles also are included in each kit. We hope to add more kits if you like this program.
What happens if you lose a book? Or return it late?
The overdue fines for a book club kit are $.50 per day, with a maximum of $5. If your group happens to lose a book you will be charged for the price of the book.
Current List of Book Club Kit Titles:
American Duchess by Karen Harper
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
The Song of the Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
List updated February 18, 2020