City of McAllen News

Library introduces Lit Kits to foster literacy

by Office of Communications | Oct 26, 2017

McAllen- McAllen Public Library has launched an exciting new service for McAllen Public Library cardholders. The new service, called Lit Kits, allows patrons to check out kits that contain everything needed to conduct a book club on their own.


Lit Kit containers include up to 16 titles of the same book, a book club discussion guide with questions for use by the book club facilitator, a tracking guide, and other materials. Lit Kits can be checked out for six weeks with a one-time renewal option and are available for check-out at the Main Library.


“The Library already offers book clubs for the community,” said Kate Horan, Library Director. “We know that they are a popular and well attended service. We are now offering Lit Kits to expand the reach of the library and to facilitate book club discussions throughout the city. Our goal is to make it easy for those interested in starting a book club and to offer existing book clubs a broad selection of titles for their enjoyment and use.”


A total of 20 Lit Kits will be available and include popular titles such as The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. For a complete list of titles, please visit and type “lit kit” into the catalog search function, or call the library at 956-681-3000. 

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