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The Camas Public Library hosts two adult books discussion groups - one that focuses on general literature, No Two Readers Read the Same Book, and the other on mysteries, Mystery and Mayhem, as well as two book discussion groups for young people - one for 4th graders and up with a parent, Page Turners, and one for teens, Teen Read Café.

The library also offers Book Club To Go! kits that include everything you need for a book discussion group all in one box.

No Two Readers Read the Same Book



This group started in 2000 with discussion of the book Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Since then they have met almost once a month to discuss fiction, nonfiction, classics and contemporary novels. This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join this book discussion group or have any questions, please contact any library staff member.

Mystery and Mayhem



This group started in 2002 with discussion of Margaret Maron’s The Bootlegger’s Daughter. Mystery lover’s have been gathering to discover new authors and great mysteries ever since. This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join this book discussion group or have any questions, please contact any library staff member.

Page Turners


 

For kids in 4th grade and up and their parents. Borrow a special copy of the book from the library, you both read it, you both come to the meeting, and then you get to keep the book for free. Sign-up required. Snacks and an activity, too. This group meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Sept-May. If you would like to join this book discussion group or have any questions, please contact any library staff member.

Teen Read Café


 

For teens in 7th-12th grades. Borrow a special copy of the book from the library, read it, come to the meeting, and then you get to keep the book for free. Sign-up required. Snacks and an activity, too. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Sept-May. If you would like to join this book discussion group or have any questions, please contact any library staff member.

Book Club To Go!

What is a Book Discussion Kit?
Everything you need for your book discussion group all in one box. Each box contains:

  • Multiple copies of one title
  • Discussion questions
  • Sign out sheet

How can my book group use a kit?

  • Review the list of available titles
  • Walk in, call, or place a hold through the library’s online catalog
  • Check out books to your group
  • Discuss

How was the library able to start this service?

The Friends of the Camas Library funded the purchase of the books, originally for the library’s book discussion groups, and also purchased the boxes in which the kits are stored.

How do I place a hold on a kit?

In the online catalog, search for a specific title or leave search fields blank and click "Search" to get a list of all available kits.  Click on “Place Hold,” or call the library and ask them to place the hold for you.

How long can I keep a kit?

A kit is checked out to one book group member who is responsible for all of the materials. The kits check out for 12 weeks and may be renewed if there are no holds pending. Please return kits promptly so they will be available for other book groups.

What if a kit is lost or damaged?

If an entire kit is lost or damaged the member who checked it out will be responsible for the replacement cost. If a single book is lost or damaged, you may replace it with a matching copy of the title (new, or used if in clean and readable condition), or you may pay the replacement price.

List of Camas Public Library Book Discussion Kits


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