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What is Library Crate?

Library Crate offers the experience of popular book subscription boxes to teens at the library–free of cost!  Each monthly “subscription” will include:

  • A library book to be checked out to the teen and returned to the library by the due date
  • Three mystery goodies such as candy, bookmarks, buttons, etc. (Yours to keep!)
  • A card listing the contents & explaining what Library Crate is and how it works
  • A card asking for reader feedback in the form of a 3-5 sentence book review (This will help us continue selecting the right books just for you!)

How does it work?

A limited number of Library Crate subscription bundles will be offered each month. Library patrons will register online through our events calendar or by phone to reserve their bundle.  They will then be contacted by email and asked to fill out a reading preference form so staff can choose a book just for them!  This book, along with the monthly goodies, will be a surprise.  When the subscription is filled, patrons will be notified it is ready for pickup and that it must be picked up by the end of the month. Currently Library Crate is only available for pickup at the P. D. Brown Branch in Waldorf.  

FAQs

  • When does Library Crate start?
    Library Crate starts in March 2021!  Keep an eye on our events calendar so you can participate!
  • Who is eligible to sign up for Library Crate?
    Currently Library Crate is curated to appeal to library patrons ages 12-18.
  • How can I register to receive a Library Crate?
    You can register online through our events calendar, or you can contact our helpful staff via phone or live chat.
  • Can I register for every month of Library Crate?
    Yes, if you enjoy Library Crate, you can sign up for subsequent months!  You will have to sign up for each month individually, however.
  • Where do I pick up my Library Crate?
    Currently, Library Crate is only available for pickup at the P. D. Brown Branch in Waldorf.
  • How long do I have to pick up my Library Crate?
    You must pick up your Library Crate by the end of the month you registered for.
  • Do I need a library card to register for Library Crate?
    You will need a library card to check out your personalized book selection.  You can register for a library card online.

Wait!  I have more questions!

No problem!  Feel free to contact our staff at the P. D. Brown Branch for more information.  You can call 301/645-2864 or email the branch.