Book Lover's 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.
To visit the Kit Keeper home page click here.
Here's how to end scrounging for enough book group copies. Just check out a Book Club Kit from the Library. It's quick and easy and each kit contains 8-10 copies of a book. Book Club Kits are an exciting service that will be offered by Jefferson County Library and Port Townsend Public Library.
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.
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:
- 2016 Community Read This Changes Everything
- 2015 Community Read Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra
- 2014 Community Read Turn Here Sweet Corn
- 2013 Community Read Contents May Have Shifted
- 2013 Teen Community Read Life Is So Good
- 2012 Community Read Winterkill
- 2012 Teen Communty Read Blank Confession
- 2011 Community Read The Forest Lover
- 2011 Teen Community Read Thirteen Reasons Why
- 2010 The Hungry Ocean, Linda Greenlaw
- 2009 The Measure of a Mountain, Bruce Barcott
- 2008 Once in a Promised Land, Laila Halaby
- 2007 Where Rivers Change Direction and An Unfinished Life, Mark Spragg
- 2006 Counting Coup, Larry Colton
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