Book Club in a Bag

Loutit District Library offers Book Clubs in a Bag — everything you need for a great book discussion, all in one handy bag. Each bag includes 10 copies of a great book, discussion questions, author information and read-alikes. Book Clubs in a Bag are available to anyone with a valid Lakeland Library Cooperative library card. COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the quarantine process needed, this service is not currently available.

Reader’s Corner


Looking for more books or audiobooks like your favorites? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList has the answers!

Reading History

Within the Lakeland Library Cooperative catalog you can keep track of what you read. Begin by accessing My Account and clicking on the Reading History button on the right side of the screen.  Then click on the Opt In button on the left side of the screen.  The system will start logging what you check out.  You can opt out at any time if you change you mind.

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected books are honored in the year after their publication or copyright date. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For the latest list of notable books, conversation videos with authors, and lists from previous years, click or tap the image.

Request Library Materials

If you would like to request that an item be added to the library’s collection, please email the item details (title, author, publisher, format) along with your library card number to Library staff will review your request according to the parameters set by our Collection Development Policy.