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Book Kits

What are the NNLM Reading Club Book Kits?

Short on time? Want to own a "program-in-a-box?" The NNLM Reading Club Book Kit can be requested and shipped free of charge from a participating National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional office. A standard NNLM Reading Club Book Kit includes:

  • 8* books, regular print **
  • 8 bookmarks
  • 8 discussion guides
  • 8 NIH MedlinePlus Magazines
  • 8 NIH All of Us Research Program brochures 8 reading club book bags 1 library book bag

* Quantity may vary by region.
** When available, alternative formats such as large print and audio may be substituted upon request.

How are the Book Kits funded?

The NNLM Reading Club Book Kits are made available with funds from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NIH All of Us Research Program. By submitting an application, you agree to promote NLM resources and raise awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program by sharing brochures and information included in the shipment. Within six to eight weeks of receipt of the book kit, you also will be asked to complete a short survey about the NNLM Reading Club.

How to apply for a Book Kit?

To request the NNLM Reading Club Book Kit Feature Selection from your participating NNLM Regional Medical Library, complete the online application form. ​Any United States library that is an organizational member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is eligible to apply. Due to the limited supply of federally-sponsored NNLM Reading Club Book Kits, public libraries supporting outreach to populations that meet the NIH Underrepresented in Biomedical Research criteria receive priority status.