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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 us at bookclubs@beinspired.ca or give us a call at 905-875-2665 x3263

Looking for a list of all MPL Book Club Kits? Click here for a printable pdf of titles.

  • 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.


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, February, 22 at 7:00pm: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Monday, March, 29 at 7:00pm: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Monday, April, 26 at 7:00pm: Good Citizens Not Fear by Maria Reva

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

Main Library Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, February, 16 at 7:00pm: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Tuesday, March, 16 at 7:00pm: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Tuesday, April, 13 at 7:00pm: Circe by Madeline Miller

Tuesday, May, 11 at 7:00pm: The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

Urdu Book Club

Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM: Read Your Own Book

Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM: Read Your Own Book

Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM: Read Your Own Book

Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM: Read Your Own Book

Beaty Branch Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, February, 10 at 7:00pm: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Wednesday, March, 17 at 7:00pm: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Wednesday, April, 14 at 7:00pm: Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Wednesday, May, 19 at 7:00pm: Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead

Sherwood Virtual Book Club

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00pm: Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

Thursday, March, 11 at 7:00pm: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Thursday, April, 15 at 7:00pm: Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Thursday, May, 13 at 7:00pm: Caste: the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

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.

Big Thinkers Group Book Club

Tuesday, January 19, at 8:00 PM: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Tuesday, February 16, at 8:00 PM: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Tuesday, March 23, at 8:00 PM: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Non-Racialized Group Book Club

Wednesday, January 13, at 8:00 PM: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Wednesday, January 27, at 8:00 PM: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Wednesday, February 10, at 8:00 PM: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Wednesday, February 24, at 8:00 PM: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Black-Indigenous Book Club Group

Thursday, January 21, at 8:00 PM: The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

Thursday, February 04, at 8:00 PM: The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

Thursday, February 18, at 8:00 PM: The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

Thursday, March 04, at 8:00 PM: The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

People of Colour Group Book Club

Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00 PM: My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00 PM: My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 PM: My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem