The library will open late on Monday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m. for staff training, after which, we will resume normal operating hours.

Book Club Kits

Do you run a book club or do you want to start one? At Ventress Memorial Library, we have book club kits that you can borrow. Each kit comes with eight copies of a book (and most include an additional Large Print copy) and discussion questions.

Borrowing Rules

  • Local book group leaders may place Book Kits on hold for local pickup, just like any of our Library of Things items. Holds may be suspended for a future date; please note though, that like all holds, we cannot guarantee the hold will be available on the unsuspend hold date.
  • Kits are checked out for 42 days. Kits will not be checked in until all parts have been received. There is an overdue fine of $5 per day.
  • All Book Kits are first come, first served.

Request a Kit

View our available titles below and place a hold by logging into your account or calling us at 781-834-5535. We also invite you to join our local Book Club Leaders list to stay up-to-date on new kits, give input on future kits, and more!

book club interest form


Available Titles

 

Nonfiction:

  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Fiction:

  • The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
  • In the Face of the Sun by Denny S. Bryce
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover
  • Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
  • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  • The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt