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Book Discussion Kits

​FALL 2016: THE KYVL COURIER IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE TO KENTUCKY LIBRARIES.

​KDLA will check out BOOK DISCUSSION KITS IF THE BORROWING LIBRARY AGREES TO PICK UP AND RETURN these materials to KDLA in Frankfort, Kentucky (map​). An employee of the library must pick up the borrowed materials. KDLA will also check out Book Discussion Kits IF THE BORROWING LIBRARY AGREES TO PAY RETURN SHIPPING COSTS. Shipping costs could be up to $27.00 or more one-way depending upon weight and delivery location. KDLA will pay for ​shipping to public libraries as long as funding lasts.  Public l​ibraries can also return kits by visiting KDLA in Frankfort.

Book Discussion Kits

Public libraries interested in sponsoring book discussion groups for all ages will find a variety of literary styles and genres in the book discussion kits offered by the ​State Library. These kits can encourage community members to have thoughtful discussions which may motivate, inspire and just make for great conversations.

All kits are listed in KDLA Catalog. To reserve a discussion kit, use the Kit Request Form. Reservations can also be made by contacting the State Library’s Reference Desk at 502.564.8306 or 800.928.7000. Kits will be delivered by the KYVL courier service. It is best to have a list of alternate titles and/or dates in case the specific one requested is unavailable. Book discussion kits can be reserved up to a year in advance.

Text Express Youth Book Discussion Kits

Text Express Youth Book Discussion Kits are complete programs designed around high quality books for children and young adults. Each kit contains multiple copies of the book, and audiobook if available, and an in-depth discussion guide. Up to five kits may be borrowed for eight weeks.

Regular Print Book Discussion Kits

The State Library has discussion kits in regular print for adult groups. Each kit is packaged in a sturdy container and includes up to 15 copies of the book, an audiobook if available, and a discussion guide. These kits may be checked out for eight weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks upon availability.

Large Print Book Discussion Kits

The State Library has book discussion kits in large print for older adults. Each kit is packaged in a sturdy, wheeled container and contains up to 15 copies of the book, an audiobook and a discussion guide. These kits may be checked out for eight weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks upon availability.

Digital Book Discussion Kits

The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives has partnered with the Boone County Public Library to offer our customers access to digital book discussion kits.  The Boone County Public Library has created digital book discussion kits that may be downloaded to a computer and transferred to popular digital reading devices.  Contained in each digital book kit you will find an ebook in several file formats that can be used on a variety of ebook readers, smartphones, tablets and computers.  There is also a file for book group leaders, containing information about the book and discussion questions.  The digital book discussion kit titles have supplemental material which may include audiobooks, movies or other media related to the book.  Instructions for accessing and using each kit on your e-reader and using the kit contents with your book discussion group are located in the "Read Me" file of each kit. 

For a list of available kit titles search the Boone County Public Library catalog with the keywords “digital book kits” or visit the Boone County digital book discussion kit page.

The material provided in the digital book discussion kits is part of the public domain, and can be copied multiple times to any compatible device.  Format and design of the book kit, as well as any original material created for the book kit, is property of Boone and Campbell County Public Libraries, who grant permission for non-profit, educational use.

 

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Have an idea for a new programming kit?

Let us know th​rough our
Kit Recommendation form​.​​​​

Resources for New Book Clubs

Booktalking and Reading Groups Resource List

Read the Book! See the Movie!

Create a program that emphasizes the "book into a movie" theme. Before you make the popcorn, be sure the movie you selected has a public performance right agreement in place before it is shown to a group in your library.

Questions?

Call the Reference desk at (502) 564-8306 or (800) 928-7000.​​

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