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Reserve a Book Club Kit

Milton Public Library has Book Club Kits for your book club to borrow all year long! Get 10 copies of a title, a leader's guide, and a handy MPL canvas bag for a loan period of up to six weeks. Click here to reserve your kit today.

If you are interested in a Book Club Kit and would like to use our Zoom channel to host your book club, please contact us. If you would like to read your title digitally, don't forget to check out Hoopla or cloudLibrary

Need More Information? Email: bookclubs@beinspired.ca or give us a call: 905-875-2665 x3263 Looking for a list of all MPL Book Club Kits? Click here for a printable pdf 

  • What is a "Book Club Kit"?

    In support of book clubs, Milton Public Library offers our patrons access to Book Club Kits, available to borrow from your nearest branch. We use the reservation software "Kit Keeper" for book club kit reservations. Each kit contains 10 copies of the book, and leader discussion questions.  All of our kits come in a MPL canvas bag for ease of transport.

  • Who can reserve a kit?

    Any Milton Public Library patron with an account in good standing can place a reservation on any available Book Club Kit(s). The entire kit must go out with the patron who has placed the reservation. MPL encourages book clubs to contact the library and create a book club card specifically for this purpose.

  • How do I reserve a kit?

    To access an up-to-date MPL Book Club Kit list, please visit www.beinspired.ca, and go to the Adult Book Clubs webpage. You will see options to view all book club kit titles in the collection, reserve by title, or see what kits are available in a given month. Please visit our Help Page for detailed instructions.

    Reservations may be made in advance (up to one year), and MPL Book Club Kits can be borrowed for six weeks, so please ensure you schedule a pickup date a few days before your book club meeting. This allows time for book distribution, reading, discussion, and returning the kit to the library.

    If MPL's Book Club Kit reservation system is not allowing you to place a kit on hold, it may be because that kit is already on reserve for someone else during all or part of your requested reservation period. Please note that you are not able to reserve a kit for same day pick-up, in order to allow time for processing of kits. 

    To see what Book Club Kits you have reserved, click on the “My Kits” link on the main page. You will be prompted to enter your library card barcode and PIN. Click the “Submit” button.  At the Milton Public Library card verification screen, click the “Continue” button. You will see a list of your reservations. From this list, you can click on the “Show” button to see the details of each reservation.

  • How do I borrow a kit?

    Book club kits are to be borrowed as a set (in a MPL-branded canvas bag) checked out on one card, and can be picked up and returned to Main library only. You will receive a phone call or email when your book club kit is ready to be picked up. They are not renewable.


*NEW!!! Summer Book Clubs Coming May 2021...

Check out these brand new book clubs coming your way for Summer Reading! Please register for access to the program, which will be hosted using Zoom. You will receive an invitation with sign in details on the day of the program. A Milton Public Library card is required for registration.

CanLit Bookclub

Monday, June 28 at 7:00pm: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel 

Monday, July 26 at 7:00pm: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson 

Monday, August 30 at 7:00pm: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa 

Monday, September 27 7:00pm: Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo for 

Cook the Book Club

Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00pm: Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes by Bryant Terry

Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00pm: Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery: A Home Cookbook Hardcover by Matty Matheson 

Tuesday, August 24 at 7:00pm: Global Kitchen by David Joachim

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Book Club

Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM: Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 PM: The Wicked + The Divine Deluxe Edition: Year One, by Kieron Gillen

Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00 PM: The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow

Young Adult Book Club

Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00pm: The Project by Courtney Summers 

Wednesday, July 21 at 7:00pm: The Selection by Kiera Cass 

Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00pm: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender 

Classics Book Club

Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Thursday, July 22 at 7:00pm: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, August 19 at 7:00pm: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Romance Book Club

Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00pm: The Highlander’s Promise by Lindsay Sands

Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00pm: True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00pm: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Suspense/Thriller Book Club

Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm: The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse 

Thursday, July 22 at 7:00pm: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins 

Thursday, August 26 at 7:00pm: The Push by Ashley Audrain 

Library-Led Book Clubs

Please register for access to the program, which will be hosted using Zoom. You will receive an invitation with sign in details on the day of the program. A Milton Public Library card is required for registration.

Amnesty International Virtual Book Club

Monday, May, 31 at 7:00pm: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

Community-Led Book Clubs

Please register for access to the program, which will be hosted using Zoom. You will receive an invitation with sign in details on the day of the program. A Milton Public Library card is required for registration.

Regional Book Club

This book club will be held virtually over Zoom hosted by Oakville Public Library. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants prior to the sessions. Please check the MPL catalogue, cloudLibrary and Hoopla for book, eBook, and eAudiobook availability.

Halton Equity and Diversity Book Club

Librarians and passionate members of the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable invite you join with folks from across Halton Region to meet and discuss a diverse collection of books. 

This new book club, in partnership with the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR), Halton Hills Public Library (HHPL), Milton Public Library (MPL), and Oakville Public Library (OPL) invites members of the community to engage in exploring diverse titles that dig deeper into equity, diversity and inclusion.

HEDR is a community-wide initiative and collaborative of organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton.

The learning outcomes of the book club are:

1. Foster social inclusion and connection

2. Uphold and commit to our value of inclusion

3. Build awareness in our community of systemic oppression

Title Schedule:

April: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Register HERE)

May: Night of Power by Anar Ali (Register HERE)

June: Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary by Joshua M. Ferguson (Register HERE)