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Book Chat Bags


Book Chat Bag example

Missoula Public Library has discontinued the Kit Keeper reservation system.

MPL has streamlined book chat bag access for patrons, which now means it is simpler and easier for book clubs to choose from and check out our kits. 

Starting on May 1st, 2019 you will be able to place holds on kits through the MPL catalog, just like any other item in our vast collection.  Simply place a hold on a kit and it will be pulled and made available for pickup at the MPL Reference Desk, or sent to your partner library. You’ll even be able to renew your kit if no one else has requested it!

A Book Chat Bag is a canvas bag filled with 10 copies of one title and a discussion guide.

The guide comes complete with book reviews, author information, discussion questions, and additional tips and resources for book groups.


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To request a Book Chat Bag please place a hold in MPL’s online catalog using your library card number.

Request a Book Chat Bag

Phone - 406-721-2665 (option 3) - Please provide your name, phone number and/or email address along with the desired title and pick up date.

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If you are not a member of the MSC Partner Sharing Group, your library will need to contact us via email or phone for reservations.


You can share your reading interests with other local book groups and help the library build its Book Chat Bag collection by donating paperback copies of books your book group has read. Please mention that your donation is for the Book Chat Bag collection when you drop the books off at the library.

Book Chat Bags are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and through donations.