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, November 30 at 7:00pm: The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Monday, December 21 at 7:00pm: Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Main Library Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00pm: Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

Thursday, December 17 at 7:00pm: SPECIAL ONE BOOK, ONE MILTON EDITION... We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

Beaty Branch Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00pm: Circe by Madeline Miller

Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00pm: We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

Sherwood Branch Virtual Book Club

Thursday, November 12 at 7:00pm: We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

Thursday, December 10 at 7:00pm: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead