Book Discussion Groups


Library Day Time Book Group Reading List

Arroyo Grande

3rd Friday 10:00am  - 11:00am Arroyo Grande Bookends Reading List 
Arroyo Grande 4th Tuesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm Arroyo Grande Bookends Reading List 
Atascadero Dates on List 10:00am Fiction Addiction
Reading List 
Cayucos 2nd Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm Booked For Lunch Bring what you are reading to share.
Los Osos 3rd Thursday 6:30pm Book Discussion Group Reading List 
Morro Bay 1st  Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm Book Discussion Group NA
Nipomo 2nd Tuesday 11:00am - 1:00pm Mystery Book Club NA
Nipomo 1st Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm Book Discussion Group NA
Oceano Contact Branch Contact Branch Book Discussion Group NA
Shell Beach 4th Thursday 3:30pm - 4:30pm Book Discussion Group Contact Library
San Luis Obispo 2nd Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm SLO Library Book Group
Reading List 


 Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits are available to borrow from several libraries in Black Gold. Each kit contain 8 to 10 copies of a title, unless otherwise noted in the catalog. Also included are discussion questions and other supplemental materials. For a complete list of all Book Club kits and supplementary materials, click here:


Borrowing Guidelines:

• Any card holder in the Black Gold Library System in good standing may borrow a kit.
• Requests can be made for most kits on the library’s online catalog:
• Kits are held for pickup for 7 days.
• The kit will be checked out on the library card of the person picking up the kit. That person is responsible for the return of the kit and all of its contents.
• The loan period is 6 weeks. Overdue fines of $1.00 per day will apply to kits returned after the due date.
• Kits may not be renewed.
• Check contents before returning the kit. The replacement cost of an entire kit depends on the cost of each unit in the kit. The replacement costs of individual parts of the kit will depend on the cost of each particular item.


Book Club Kit FAQs

One of my group members forgot to return his/her book—who is responsible?
• The person who borrows the kit is completely responsible for the return of the bag or box and all of its contents.

I can’t remember what was in my kit when I got it. How do I know what to check for before returning?
• Check the library online catalog; the kit’s contents are listed there.

Can my group members return their copies to the library?
• No, the entire kit must be returned at the same time.

Do I have to return the kit to the same library where I checked it out?
• No, the kit can be returned to any library in the Black Gold Cooperative.

What if a book is lost?
• If your group loses a book, you may either replace it with a new paperback copy of the book or the loaning library will bill you for the book. Please let the library know if a book has been substituted.

What if my group needs more copies than are in the bag?
• Use the library’s online catalog to request more copies of a title as needed.

What if someone in my group prefers large print or another format?
• Use the library’s online catalog to see if the title is available in different formats: large print, book on CD, downloadable ebook or audiobook and place a request.

Can my book club suggest titles for the program?
• Contact your local library and let them know your ideas.