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We’re happy to announce a brand new book subscription service at Troy Public Library. Fill out the form below, and every other month TPL librarians will put together a box with a library book and some surprise goodies inside! We’ll keep the book on the shelf for you for one week to check out. 

Because this is all about trying something new, each box with have a different theme, and the book will be a total surprise. If you get a book you’ve read before, or if you get one you just don’t love, don’t worry! When you come to return the book, ask a librarian for a recommendation, and we promise to send you home with something great to read. 

Boxes will be assembled and put on the hold shelf by the third Wednesday of the month and must be picked up in 7 days. Interested patrons may sign up at any time during the year, but they must sign up before the 2nd Wednesday of the month to be included in that month’s box. 

ADULT BOOK BOX 
 YA BOOK BOX
 JANUARY 15–22
Friendship Stories
Animals, famous friendships, unusual friendships
FEBRUARY 12–19
Love Me, Love Me Not
Love & relationships 

 MARCH 11–18
Inspiring Lives
Memoir/biography, historical fiction
APRIL 15–22
April Fools
Funny books! 
MAY 13–20
Get Graphic
Adult graphic novels
 JUNE 10–17
Pride Month
LGBTQ+ stories
 JULY 15–22
Private Eye July
Thrillers & Mysteries
AUGUST 12–19
Somewhere in Time
Time travel, historical fiction, non-fiction 
SEPTEMBER 16–23
Around the World
Books featuring travel, other countries
 OCTOBER 14–21
Page Turners
Thriller, scary stories, horror, dystopian
 NOVEMBER 11–18
Breaking Bread
Cookbooks, books about food, books with recipes
 DECEMBER 16–23
Other Worlds
Fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal


Please fill out the below form before the 2nd Wednesday of the month to be included in that month's box. 

Name:

Email:

TPL Card # (currently, this service is available only to patrons with a resident, work, school, or teacher card beginning with 21273-):

Which box are you interested in?


Check this box to give library staff permission to access your account to place holds on subscription box books until January 2021. 

Check this box to acknowledge that subscription boxes must be picked up between the third and fourth Wednesday of the month (January/March/May/July/September/November for Adult boxes and February/April/June/August/October/December for YA boxes). After two unclaimed boxes, a subscription will be cancelled. 

 

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