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Book Club to Go

About the Program


Are you looking for the tools to start your own book club?
Do you already belong to an existing reading group?
Monterey County Free Libraries can provide you with the resources you need for a successful program!


Book Club to Go(BC2G)is a program dedicated to encouraging the development and success of book clubs in Monterey County. It started in 2008 and currently offers many bags with books, fiction and non-fiction, for both adult and teen discussion groups. Bags include ten paperback copies of the book, one set of discussion questions, one set of discussion leader tips, and one sign-out sheet. They can be checked out for six weeks.


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Requesting a bag

Any Monterey County Free Libraries patron can borrow a book club bag.

We recommend requesting bags three months in advance, but we always have many bags available right now
at the Seaside Branch for immediate pick-up. See available today on the Title List.
Please call (831) 899-2055 for more information about availability of bags.

Requests can be made by filling out our online form, calling us at (831) 899-2055, or by email

Bags may be reserved up to one year in advance.


Checking out a bag


Each bag will be checked out on the library card of the person who reserves it. That person is responsible for the bag and all of its contents.

Bags must be checked out as a whole; individual contents cannot be checked out separately.

Bags will be checked out for a period of six weeks.

A bag may be renewed for one additional six-week period provided no other group has a hold on it.

To renew a bag, please contact us directly at (831) 899-2055 or email

To cancel a hold, please contact us directly at (831) 899-2055 or email


Returning a bag


Please check to make sure all of the contents are present before returning a bag.

Replacement fees for an entire bag including its contents are $150.

Replacement fees for a lost or damaged carrying bag are $25, and replacement costs will vary for the individual items.

Bags must be returned by the date they are due. Overdue bags will incur a fee of 25 cents per day. Bags with missing contents will also incur a fee of 25 cents per day until the missing items are returned.

Bags must be returned to a library staff member during open hours. They cannot be placed in the book drop.