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Book Club Kete

Is your book club looking for new titles? Can't get enough copies of the book? Check out our Book Club Kete! Our Book Club Kete hold books to enjoy and share with others at book clubs.

What's inside?

Each kete consists of:

  • 10 copies of a popular title, numbered 1-10 on the cover.
  • A tag attached to the bag handle with author and title information, and a brief synopsis of the book.
  • A tally sheet for the book group leader or facilitator — so you can record which numbered title (1-10) goes to whom.

What titles are available?

They are mostly fiction with some nonfiction and all being popular titles published within the last 2 years. Have a browse:

Book Club Kete on the catalogue

The catalogue will tell you if the kete is available and which library it is held at.

How does it work?

  • Book Club Kete are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • You may borrow one kete at a time for 6 weeks
  • Kete can't be renewed or reserved
  • One book club member is responsible for checking out and returning the entire kete, and is fully responsible for its return, as well as any replacement costs for lost kete items or a damaged/lost kete set

How much does it cost?

  • Book Club Kete are free to borrow
  • $20 charge for a lost/damaged book
  • $60 charge for a lost kete

Where can I find them?

Interested in a particular kete? Contact us

Have questions about how the Book Club Kete work? Email us — enquiries@wcl.govt.nz.

For enquiries about specific titles, we suggest phoning the branch library that holds the kete you're interested in:
Contact a branch

Suggest a title for our Kete

Is there a title you think would work well for our Book Club Kete service? Let us know via the form below:
Suggest a title for our Kete