Reading bags

The libraries in Aarhus offer the loan of reading bags to reading groups in the local area. You can loan a bag with 10 identical books, as well as a binder with reviews, author biographies, discussion prompts, etc. The binders can be freely copied but must be returned intact.

Why not join a reading group where you can discuss books with others?

Of course reading is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s also nice to share your reading experience with others. Joining a reading group gives you this possibility. A reading group is a group of people who read the same book and then meet to discuss it. Grab your neighbours, friends, work colleagues, or maybe even your family and get your own reading group underway.

In your reading group you decide for yourselves what it is that you will read, but the library is always ready with helpful suggestions.


Our offer

The libraries in Aarhus offer the loan of reading bags to reading groups in the local area. You can loan a bag with 10 identical books, as well as a binder with reviews, author biographies, discussion prompts, etc.

The binders can be freely copied but must be returned intact.


Ordering reading bags

In your reading group you must choose one person to act as your contact to the library. This contact person will receive a special library card that may only be used for the loan of reading bags.

The reading bags can only be reserved by the staff.


Reading bags

If a reading bag is required for a specific date, bags can be reserved. The library cannot, however, guarantee that the reading bag will be available for the desired day.


Collecting and returning

When a reading bag is ready for collection the library will send a message by e-mail or post to the designated contact person. On collection it is a requirement that the entire contents of the bag are loaned out, regardless of the number of people in the reading group. The period of loan will be 6 weeks.

The reading bags can only be returned with all original contents present; each copy of each book as well as the binder. The bags will be checked for missing items.


Selection of reading bags

The book titles are changed intermittently with the titles that prove least popular being replaced by other titles. Write ”læsetaske” [reading bag] in the search box in order to see a list of which titles are currently in the selection. You can also click here to see Reading bags in english or Reading bags in danish.


Loans of other titles

If the reading group would like a certain work of literature that does not exist as a reading bag the individual members of the group must each order their own copy.


Discussion prompts for the chair

To get started with a book discussion it can often be helpful if the reading group’s chair person has pre-written, discussion prompts at hand.


Events

Literary events take place regularly at the libraries. Stay informed of these at the library's literary events page.