Are you in a book club? Are you looking for new books to discuss?


Willard Library offers a Book Club in a Bag service with eight paperback copies, and discussion guides if available, for popular titles.

To request a bag, contact Jade Woodridge with your name, library card number, book title, exact pickup date (at least two weeks out), and pickup location (Willard Library or the Helen Warner Branch) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 269-968-8166, ext. 504. You may request any title. We can only fulfill your request if eight paperback copies are available from our vendor. See our list of suggested titles to get ideas or contact Jade for further suggestions.

No less than two weeks advanced notice is required to fill your Book Club in a Bag request. All you need is a valid Willard Library card and the desire to discuss amazing books! The kit checks out for six weeks and may be picked up at either of our locations. 


Click here to view a Willard Library catalog list of suggested titles.

And here for a Pinterest list of books


Not a part of a book club? Are you interested in discussing new books?

The Willard Library's Couch Club occasionally hosts virtual book discussions. We encourage you to enjoy your evenings on a big, comfy couch, while you enjoy good company and book talk. 


Join us as we explore our 2021 Battle Creek Reads theme, "Ties that bind us"


Discussion on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6pm 


Discussion on Wednesday, April 7th at 6pm  

Sign-upfor these meetings can be found on the Event Calendar 



Don't forget to keep up with our Event Calendar for important dates!