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Let us help your child discover a new favorite story, character, or genre!

We’re pleased to announce Book Bundles, a new service perfect for parents and caregivers of voracious young readers who always need new books to read! A “bundle” is a variety of 10 books that fit within a certain children’s book category (i.e. books for very young children, books for beginning readers, etc. )

How to Request a Book Bundle

Three types of Book Bundles are available: board books, picture (easy) books, and easy reader books.

Request a bundle of 10 board books or 10 picture (easy) books and/or 10 easy reader books by emailing  library@urbandale.org  or by calling 278-3945, opt 1. Please note:

  • We MUST have your full name, barcode of your current/valid library card and date/time of desired pickup in the email.  
  • We require at least 4 hours’ notice to fulfill requests. (See our Holds Pickup Process page for details on a successful pickup experience and our curbside pickup hours.)

FAQs

What is a Board Book?

A board book is made of sturdy materials, designed for babies and toddlers.

What is a Picture (Easy) Book?

A picture book is made up of large, colorful illustrations with a story. Picture books are aimed at those who want to sit on a lap and have a story read to them.

What is an Easy Reader?

Easy readers are for those beginning to read on their own or with some assistance.

Can I request more than 1 book bundle at a time?

You may request 1 of each type of book bundle as long as they are available.

Can I request certain themes or ask for target ages in my bundle?

No, the bundles are random and pre-made, but you may place holds on specific items through our catalog.