We’re Trying Something New: COVID Book Boxes

Two weeks ago, a woman named Shanell emailed me because she attended our last book event in January. At the time, we had no plans to do book deliveries, but we also didn’t have anyone asking for books.

Due to the stay-home orders, we have not had any in-person events. Before Shanell emailed me I was thinking about ways to continue to serve the community. I was saving cardboard for a friend of mine who makes crafts and decided to use them for the books. If you know me personally, I’m very extra.

It took about two weeks to conceptualize and decorate the dinosaur-themed COVID Book Boxes. I cut everything out by hand and drew each piece to put it together. We used scraps and recycled materials to decorate since we couldn’t go out to buy more supplies.

Seeing her son Eden’s smile via text was still as amazing as seeing it in person. We provided them with a contactless delivery since we are still not shipping books at this time. It’s been difficult to navigate our way into this new world, but we hope that we can get back to doing events soon.

If you would like to request COVID Book Boxes, please keep in mind that it takes about 2-3 weeks to make them. We have limited art supplies and a limited amount of kids’ books at the moment. We would be more than happy to put you on a waiting list. Since they are free, it could take up to 90 days to receive your COVID Book Boxes.

Please consider filling out this survey. We want our patrons to feel safe, and we’d rather be safe than sorry. This survey will help us plan events in the future.

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