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Book Chat Bags




Missoula Public Library Book Chat Bags

How do I reserve a Book Chat Bag? 

Online -The online KitKeeper system allows one to search by browsing a complete list of kits, look for favorite titles, or see what is available for specific dates.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Please provide your name, phone number and/or email address along with the desired title and pick up date.

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.

In Person at the Reference Desk

Not able to pick up in Missoula? No problem! Click here for options.

Not a member of MPL? Click here for information to have a Book Chat Bag sent to your home library.

Book Chat Bags must be picked up and returned directly to the Reference Desk and can only be checked out to one person in the group.

What is a Book Chat Bag?

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

Kits are checked out from the Missoula Public Library for 6 weeks and are NOT renewable.

How can my book discussion group help?

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.

Outside Missoula?

Branch, Partner, and other Montana Libraries requesting kits outside the Missoula area will need to plan their required shipping time into the 6 week checkout period. The 'pick up' date will be the date the kit leaves Missoula, and the 'due date' will be when the kit is due back in Missoula. Please contact a MPL Reference Librarian with any questions or for assistance.

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.

What is a Discussion Folder?

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