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Book Chat Bag Reservations
What is a Book Chat Bag?
A Book Chat Bag is a canvas bag filled with at least 10 copies of one title and a discussion guide with book reviews, author information, discussion questions and additional tips and resources for book groups.
How do I reserve a Book Chat Bag?
Choose a title from our list of available Book Chat Bags. Stop in at the MPL Reference Desk, call (406)721-2665, or send an email to
to reserve your title. We will need your name, phone number, desired title, pick up date, return date, and number of copies. Book Chat Bags must be picked up and returned directly to the Reference Desk and can only be checked out to one person in the group. Not a member of MPL? Contact us to have a Book Chat Bag sent to your home library.
Can I renew a Book Chat Bag?
Our Book Chat Bags are often booked months in advance and so we are not always able to extend your time on a Book Chat Bag reservation, but we are happy to accommodate your group whenever possible. Contact the Reference Desk at (406)721-2665 or
to inquire about Book Chat Bag renewals.
How can my book discussion group help?
Your can share your reading interests with other local book groups and help the library build its Book Chat Bag collection by donating paperback copies of books your book group has read. Please mention that your donation is for the Book Chat Bag collection when you drop the books off at the library.
Book Chat Bags are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Tamarack Library Federation.