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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Information for Book Club Participants

Did you know that the library has a special collection of books for book clubs to use?  In the shelving unit, right across from the Information Desk, on the opposite side of the Summer Reading Books, is our Book Club collection of popular books for which we have multiple copies.  If you belong to a book discussion group, this is one place where you may find books that the members might enjoy reading where multiple copies are easy to obtain.  We have in the collection classics (ex: Madame Bovary by Flaubert), popular fiction (ex: Woman Warrior by Kingston), several non-fiction titles (ex.: A Season on the Brink) and even a book of poetry (The Essential Rumi) to name a few.  Some of the titles have just been added to the collection and have only one or two copies - we are in the process of getting at least 10 copies of each of the approximately 140 titles, which we are pulling from the many donations we get for our Friends Book Sales. 

Monroe Township Library also has Book Discussion Materials for loan.  Monroe has multiple copies of selected book discussion titles that come in a canvas bag with discussion materials and questions included.  These materials are circulated as one item.  You can reserve these bags online through the library catalog, you can request that a librarian at the Information Desk place the hold for you or you can visit the Monroe Township Library with your South Brunswick Library Card and check out the bag in person.  You can return the bag with all of the copies and discussion material to South Brunswick and we will see that they get back to Monroe.  You can see the titles that are available in Monroe by doing an Advanced Search in the catalog of Monroe or All LMxAC Libraries and select "Book Discussion Materials" under TYPE.   58 titles are currently available in the Monroe collection.

If you are looking for some suggestions of good books for your book group, then take advantage of these resources!

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