Recreate the serendipity of discovering a book on the shelf at the library by requesting a Book Bundle for curbside pickup. Librarians will surprise you with a selection of staff-favorite titles from a variety of genres and for readers of all ages.
To receive your books, call your library and tell them which theme (listed below) you would like. Three titles (more where noted) are included so that you will have a variety of options, one or more of which will surely be to your taste.
Staff Favorites – Discover what the experts are reading. Each title in this bundle has impressed library staff.
Mysteries & Thrillers – One “cozy” mystery for easy reading, one gripping thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat, and a third mystery title that is positively puzzling.
Romance – Three popular romance author choices for you to enjoy.
Black Voices – Explore a mix of three fiction and nonfiction titles that celebrate Black history and literature.
Staff Favorites – Discover what teen librarians are reading. Each title in this bundle of three has excited and charmed library staff.
SciFi/Fantasy – Receive three titles set in a fantasy or science fiction inspired world. These books are filled with adventure and will take you away from your everyday existence.
Graphic Novels – Receive three great graphic novels.
Tween Titles! (Ages 9-12) – Receive an assortment of three titles appropriate for pre-teen readers from a variety of genres -- all staff favorites!
Black Voices – A mix of three fiction and nonfiction titles celebrating Black history and literature.
Staff Favorites (Ages 0-5) – Ten picture books that we know will make your child smile. They may even find a new favorite book!
Staff Favorites (Ages 6-8) – Five early reader titles that will encourage you early reader to discover the joys of reading on their own.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles – Ten titles specially selected for children who love things that GO.
Dress Up Delight – Ten titles about the joys of dressing up and making your own fun.
Black Voices – Ten fiction and/or nonfiction picture books celebrating Black history and literature.
If surprises aren’t for you, you can also get a personalized reading list! Use My Next Read to get a customized list of book recommendations tailored to your preferences via email directly from library staff. Our staff are also happy to provide you with personalized reader's advisory over the phone. Call your local library and staff will ask you a few questions to create a personalized list of recommendations to suit your taste within a few days. We will even put them on hold for you if you wish.
I like this idea ... since I can't come to the library and browse the shelves. But, you need more categories. I like police or legal procedural plots and since I couldn't choose those subjects, I thought I'd try mysteries .... as close as I could get. Good grief! I want something that will challenge my thinking ... NOT some writer (Nancy Atherton) who is an Agatha Christie wanna-be who writes about eccentric people in an English village who are trying to find out who kidnapped Mrs. Brown's cat and why? Who cares? And where are the non-fiction and autobiographical titles? This idea needs work.
Hi! Thank you so much for the feedback. I will be sure to pass this on. If you give us a call or use our My Next Read service, we would be happy to help you find titles within a more specific genre or theme.
Please add another way to request other than “call the library.” Phone calls are impossible for someone who’s a caregiver for young children. By the time my husband comes home from work to help me, the libraries are closed and I can’t reach anyone on the phone.
Thank you so much for the feedback! We would love to help you get some books. If you email your library manager, they would be happy to work with you to find a solution. Emails for each location's manager can be found on our Locations page or you can contact Alicia Ahlvers or Patty Conway. Their contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.