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Children/YA Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits contain 15 copies of each title in paperback and a discussion guide.  The kits circulate for 3 months. Click here, for a complete listing of available kits.  To reserve a kit, contact the Professional Development Office at (317) 234-5649 or pdo@library.in.gov.

Storytime Kits (Preschool)

Each thematic storytime kits for use by Indiana libraries contains books, manipulatives, music CDs and an activity guide – just about everything you need to present a preschool storytime (or two) at your library. Activity guides suggest how to use kit materials – songs, fingerplays, felt board sets, puppets, craft ideas, and more – to incorporate each of the six early literacy skills from the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library program into your storytime.  Storytime kit themes include Pets, Music, Community Helpers, Rhythm and Rhyme, Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, Nursery Rhymes, Water, and Be Creative. Click here, for a complete listing of kit contents. To reserve a kit, contact the Professional Development Office at (317) 234-5650 or pdo@library.in.gov.

Big Idea Storytime Kits (Preschool)

If you are looking to add math and science elements to your storytimes, these are the kits for you! The BIG Idea kits feature hands-on activities created by the Vermont Center for the Book’s Mother Goose Programs as well as books and a guide to help plan your storytime. The kits are available to any library using INfoExpress and be checked out for 1 month. Click here, for a complete listing of available resources. To reserve a kit, contact the Professional Development Office at (317) 234-5650 or pdo@library.in.gov.

Shared Book Discussion Resources List

This database is a listing of book discussion/club resources owned by and located at public libraries throughout Indiana. If your library has book discussion kits that you would like added to this list for sharing, please email INShare and include the name(s) of the book discussion kit(s), number of books (indicate also if regular or large print) and other identifying information. The Indiana State Library assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged materials nor for problems which occur with the booking, delivery or return of materials. 

Shared Die Cuts & Miscellaneous Lists

This database serves as a clearinghouse for die cuts and miscellaneous kits owned by and located at public libraries throughout Indiana. If your library has die cuts or miscellaneous kits that you would like added to this list for sharing, please email INShare and include the name(s), size and other identifying information, including the name and email address of the contact person. The Indiana State Library assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged materials nor for problems which occur with the booking, delivery or return of materials.

Novel Conversations

The State Library endorses Novel Conversations, Indiana Humanities' statewide lending library open to any Indiana library or civic book club. They lend more than 450 titles, primarily fiction and biography, to reading and discussion groups at libraries, senior centers, schools, and other organizations, free of charge. Books include classic titles such as Little Women and To Kill a Mockingbird , as well as contemporary titles such as The Poisonwood Bible and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Novel Conversations titles are deliverable via INfoExpress. Visit http://www.indianahumanities.org/programs/novel-conversations/ to take advantage of this great service.

INBookClub Listserv

Indiana Book Clubs  

INbookclub@lists.IN.gov

INBookClub is a discussion list for librarians and library staff who manage or support book clubs. The list is a forum for exchanging ideas and dealing with issues that relate to Book Clubs.

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