MPLKids Book Bundles is a new curbside delivery service for children ages from birth to 10 years old. Parents and caregivers can now choose a curated book pack from a variety of themes based on their child’s age. The new service is available during the hours of Curbside Pick-Up at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 North 23rd Street.
“MPLKids Book Bundles is a new and innovative way to provide customized services to our younger readers,” said Children’s Services Supervisor Kristina Garcia. “Parents right now are looking for ways to keep their children engaged. This service will help to ease that burden while encouraging reading and family interactivity.”
For younger children, McAllen Public Library staff will assemble four to six storybooks and suggested activities. Themes include farm animals, alphabet, shapes, numbers, dinosaurs, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Book bundles can also be customized for older children to reflect their interests, reading level and AR Level. Chapter books, non-fiction titles and worksheets related to the child’s interests will be part of each book bundle for older children.
MPLKids curbside pick-up hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Sunday, 2-6 p.m.
To request an MPLKids Book Bundle, visit the McAllen Public Library website and click on MPLKids Book Bundles. Patrons with a library card in good standing can fill out a customized request form. An MPL Children Service’s team member will contact patrons when it is ready for contactless curbside pick-up.