#LIBRARYCRATE: YA Library Book Subscription Service

White Oak Library District is proud to announce its first book subscription service: #LIBRARYCRATE, which rolled out in January 2021.


#LIBRARYCRATE is a three-month library book box subscription. When you sign up for the service you will receive two to three library Young Adult (YA) books picked specifically for you to check out each month. While you must return the library books and subscription box, each month you will receive special mystery gifts to keep.

Who can sign up for #LIBRARYCRATE?

While #LIBRARYCRATE is a subscription service for Young Adult books that typically target a teen audience, both adults and teens may sign up for #LIBRARYCRATE. Just know that all the books that are selected for the #LIBRARYCRATE will be YA books.

How do you sign up for #LIBRARYCRATE?

Sign up is simple. All you need to do to sign up is submit a #LIBRARYCRATE Interview. .

What is a #LIBRARYCRATE Interview?

#LIBRARYCRATE Interview is a questionnaire that lets the Teen Librarians know where you would like to pick up your #LIBRARYCRATE as well as them know about your interests and reading taste. This way when they pick out books for you, they make sure to find ones you are sure to like. Not to mention it helps them decide on your special mystery gifts. The more information you give them, the better your #LIBRARYCRATE experience will be.

Do you have to be a White Oak Library District card holder to sign up?

While #LIBRARYCRATE can only be picked up at White Oak Library District Branches, you do not have to be a White Oak Library District library card holder. Any library card in the Pinnacle Library Cooperative* may sign up for #LIBRARYCRATE.

What are the mystery gifts?

Mystery gifts can be anything: squishes, bracelets, candy, craft kits, bookmarks, and more. The more information you give in the #LIBRARYCRATE Interview, the more personalized the Teen Librarians can make your mystery gifts.

*The Pinnacle Library Cooperative is a collaboration of the following libraries: Fountaindale Public Library District, Joliet Public Library, Lemont Public Library District, Plainfield Public Library District, Shorewood-Troy Public Library District, & White Oak Library District. This cooperative holds an impressive amount of library materials. In fact, our six library organizations collectively hold over 1,340,000 items. These libraries are geographically connected and have a long history of working together to provide the very best service to our patrons.

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