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Librarian's Picks Request Form

 
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Get a grab bag of items picked out by a librarian or make a more specialized request. Fill out the form below to tell us what you're hoping to get and which library you want to pick them up from. Library staff will place holds on a selection of books and/or other materials for you that are already on the shelves from that particular library. 

Holds will be filled in the order they are received. After you get the notification that your holds are available, use our self-serve holds pickup and self-check machines, now available at all nine libraries, for a fast and contactless holds pickup experience. Need an accommodation? Call your holds pickup library.

Reopening Update: We created the Librarian’s Picks service during the pandemic to help serve you better during a challenging time. It has proven very popular, and many of you have asked us to continue it. Our plan is to continue the program as is while we transition to being more fully open, and then to refine it for a post-pandemic world. We ask for your patience in allowing for the possibility of a slightly longer fulfillment time during the transition period. It could take up to one week for your request to be ready as we simultaneously handle in-person service.

Patron Info
Enter your complete barcode (14 digits). Do not include any spaces or punctuation in the barcode.
Please select a specific location you will be picking books up from. Books and materials will be selected from what's currently on the shelves at that location.
We might have questions about your request or need additional information. Please indicate how you would you like us to contact you if that is the case.
Librarian's Picks Request Type
Audience
What types of materials are you looking for? Select all that apply. After you select a category, more questions will appear so that you can make a more specific request.
What is the age(s) of the youth these materials are for?
What is the approximate reading level of the youth these materials are for, if applicable?
What is the youth's favorite book, favorite activity or favorite tv program?
PreK Options
Select one of these options and give more details below or describe what you want farther down in the "Want something we didn't mention?" section.
Tell us in a few words what they like (e.g., trucks, funny stories, dogs, "doesn't matter--we just need fresh books!," etc.).
School Age Options
Select one of these options and give more details below or describe what you want farther down in the "Want something we didn't mention?" section.
Tell us in a few words what they like (e.g., fantasy, non-fiction books about the civil war, animal stories, etc.).
Teen Options
Select one or more of these options and give more details below or describe what you want farther down in the "Want something we didn't mention?" section.
Tell us in a few words what you're looking for (e.g., fantasy, "I love Jason Reynolds," "something with a Latina protagonist," etc.).
Adult Options
Select one or more of these options and give more details below or describe what you want farther down in the "Want something we didn't mention?" section.
Tell us what genres, styles, or authors you like (e.g., horror, "something light and fun," "I love Harlan Coben," science fiction, "doesn't matter--I just need fresh books!," etc.)
Movie Options
Select one of these options and give more details below or describe what you want farther down in the "Want something we didn't mention?" section.
Tell us what genres, directors, or actors you like (e.g., romantic comedy, "something light and fun," "I love Benicio del Toro," documentary, etc.)
Want Something We Didn't Mention?
What type of items are you looking for? The more details you provide, the better selections we can make. You could provide the genre (i.e., cozy mysteries, narrative non-fiction about science), favorite authors or titles, length of the book, favorite artist, in verse vs. prose, etc.
But Don't Give Me...
Is there anything you specifically are *not* looking for (i.e., authors/titles you've already read, topics you're not interested in, etc.)?
Grab Bag Options

Add requests for up to three family members. If you want to request books for more than three family members, please fill out another request for members four and above.

Family Member 1
Select what types of books to request for this family member. Choose as many categories as you want. You'll then be asked how many of each you want.
Select what types of books to request for this family member. Choose as many categories as you want. You'll then be asked how many of each you want.
Select what types of books to request for this family member. Choose as many categories as you want. You'll then be asked how many of each you want.
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