City of Wanneroo’s Books-in-a-bag program benefits book clubs

 Library Service Officer Elaine Robson with a couple of Books-in-a-bag. Picture: Marie Nirme d474214
Library Service Officer Elaine Robson with a couple of Books-in-a-bag. Picture: Marie Nirme d474214

MORE than 70 book clubs receive book kits through the City of Wanneroo’s Books-in-a-bag program.

The program allows users to borrow 10 copies of a book at one time and the current collection has more than 180 books, which members can borrow for a month before discussing it with their book club.

Previously, the collection was made up with mostly classic titles that had won awards, but recently the City has added more ‘popular’ titles to appeal to a wider audience.

Some of the kits include DVDs if there has been a film produced from the book.

People do not have to live within the City of Wanneroo to take advantage of the book kit scheme, and many of the members are from around Perth and further afield, including Carnarvon.

Book kit users can logon to the online KitKeeper system to reserve their kits up to six months in advance.

The fee per book club is $150 a year.

For those who want to join a book club but do not know of any within their local area, the City holds book clubs in its branches so no one misses out.

To join a book club, email librarysupport@wanneroo.wa.gov.au or visit the Wanneroo, Girrawheen, Clarkson or Two Rocks library.

For more, visit goo.gl/5r9nxo.

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