Book Club Express announced at the Douglas County Library
Book Club Express makes it easy to reserve a whole set of books for your book club: easy online system, up to six months in advance, keep items for up to six weeks.
Books are provided in kit form. Each kit includes multiple copies of a book, author biographies, discussion questions, and more. The library’s collection includes more than 150 titles from which to choose for adults, children, and teens.
Book Club Express Reserve allows users to see what kits are available and when they are available, reserve specific kits, specify a pickup location, and keep track of what kits they have reserved.
- Sandra Quick’s neighborhood book club is reading the popular “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. But its 11 members each read a copy without stepping foot in a book store or spending a dime. Quick is a long-time user of Douglas County Libraries’ Book Club Express (BCE) service. Using BCE, she reserves and checks out multiple copies of her club’s selections, picks them up at a single location, and keeps them for up to six weeks.
“I love the convenience of Book Club Express,” said Quick, whose club of women from all walks of life has read nearly half of the library’s available Book Club Express titles. “It’s great to be able to get copies of timely books without having to buy them, and it’s nice to pick them up at the library, which is very near where I live.”
Quick recently used the online BCE Reserve system to put titles on hold for her club’s next six monthly meetings. “I’m a klutz with the computer,” said Quick. “But this was really easy to do. Once it’s done, I don’t have to think about it again until I pick the books up. It also makes it easy for my members in their 80s and 90s to get the books without spending a lot or making a special trip.”
“The online system eliminates a lot of e-mailing back and forth,” said Quick. “I’m thrilled with the service, and how helpful the library staff has been when I’ve needed help.”
For more information, visit http://douglascountylibraries.org/Books/BookClubExpress.