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Are you a book worm but not into the investment of constantly buying books? The Southern Pines Public Library has book club kits. In each kit there will be 10 copies of said book and discussion questions.

How does it work? Firstly, there are two book clubs ran by the library itself. One meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, the other is Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. Missy Miller and Mary Howard began the library book clubs and are planning to begin a third one that meets in the afternoon. Anyone is welcome to these groups and they often fluctuate. “We’ve had some wonderful discussions,” says Mary Howard, who runs the 5 p.m. book club. Mary has also invited authors to Skype with the book club on occasion.

Missy Miller and Mary Howard

If you’re interested in joining one of these clubs, knowing what book is current or when the next meeting is, stop by or call the library for details.

The other option is to check out a kit for your personal bookclub. You do not have to be a Southern Pines resident to check out a book club kit, however, if you want to check out other books from the library, you do need a card. Book club kits can be checked out for a maximum of six weeks.

Worried about needing more than 10 books? The library also has ebooks available to those who have library cards so they can download and read the book with the rest of the club.

There are 35 book club kits and the library adds one a month so you and your book club always have something fresh. What’s better — they take requests when buying the books.

For any other questions stop in the library or call 910-692-8235.

Check out what kits are available now:

Southern Pines Public Library Book Club Kit Titles

1. The Ones We Choose, by Julie Clark

2. The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell

3. The Story of Arthur Truluv, by Elizabeth Berg

4. The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman

5. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Richardson

6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

7. Where the Crawdads Sing (Large Print) by Delia Owens

8.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

9. Long, Bright River, by Liz Moore

10. The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty

11. The Book of Polly, by Kathy Hepinstall

12. Educated (Large Print), by Tara Westover

13. The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner

14. This Is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel

15. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult

16. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly

17. A Good Neighborhood, Therese Ann Fowler

18. Necessary Lies, by Diane Chamberlain

19. The Authenticity Project, by Clare Pooley

20. Guests on Earth, by Lee Smith

21. In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle

22. A Woman is no Man, by Etaf Rum

23. In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware

24. Fresh Water for Flowers, by Valerie Perrin

25 Circe, by Madeline Miller

26. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris

27. South of the Buttonwood Tree, by Heather Webber

28. How to Walk Away, by Katherine Center

29. This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger

30. Miss Benson’s Beetle, by Rachel Joyce

31. The Girls in the Stilt House, by Kelly Mustian

32. The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See

33. The Broken Girls, by Simone St. James

34. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, by Abbi Waxman

35. The Last Train to Key West, by Chanel Cleeton

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