Book Club Kits

Peace Library System has developed 3 Book Club Kits designed to help libraries looking for books by Indigenous authors. Each kit has 15 copies of a title along with a binder including potential discussion questions. The titles available and the procedures for borrowing/returning and using the kits are below:

Titles:

  • The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  • Sanaaq by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk
  • Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga

Procedures for Borrowing and Returning the Book Club Kits

  1. To reserve a kit, please call Rae at Peace Library System headquarters at (780) 538-4656, or toll-free at 1-800-422-6875, or email her at rweniger@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca.
  2. The Loan Period for each kit is 28 days. They may be renewed twice for a 28 day period.
  3. Each kit will consist of 15 copies of the title, a binder with a sign-out sheet, and potential discussion questions.
  4. When you receive the kit, please check that all items are included.
  5. Before returning the kit, please check that all items are included.
  6. The kits must be returned to Peace Library System after each use. Do not pass the kit to a patron or another library. The contents will be checked at Peace Library System before the kits are loaned out and after they come back from being borrowed.
  7. Lost or damaged items will be invoiced to the borrowing library.

Procedure for Using the Book Club Kits

  1. Use the included Sign-Out Sheet in the binder to manually sign out copies to patrons. Make sure you sign out the same copy number on the book as recorded on the Sign-Out Sheet. For example, if you give your patron copy #5 of The Marrow Thieves, make sure to record the patron information on the Sign-Out Sheet for copy #5.
  2. Do not remove the pages from the binder. If they are needed, please photocopy them for your own use.
  3. The Discussion Questions included in the binder are simply suggestions. You do not have to use them.