Teen Novel(ties) Book Box

Grand Forks Public is excited to introduce the Teen Novel(ties) Book Box. This bi-monthly themed box will allow teens to enjoy a book handpicked by a librarian, paired with an assortment of cozy, bookish trinkets (such as candy, stickers, bookmarks, pens, and more)!


Unboxing the Teen Novel(ties) Book Box is an experience designed to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Who Can Sign Up

Teen Novel(ties) Book Box is available for anyone ages 12-18. The only requirement is that the recipient needs a Grand Forks Public library card number. (You can request one online.)


Because there are a limited number of supplies, boxes will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to participate in one month, we will maintain a waitlist for future months. Non-pickups will be removed from the list.


How to Sign Up

Whether you want to sign up yourself, your son or daughter, your niece or nephew, or your grandson or granddaughter—all you have to do is fill out this form. We will then notify you by email or text if you are a recipient of the bi-monthly box.

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How It Works

If you are on our list to receive the Teen Novel(ties) Book Box, you will be contacted when the box is ready for pickup:

  • The box can be picked up at the front desk or via Curbside.

  • Take the box home, open it, and enjoy the contents.

  • It will be checked out for three weeks (with two renewals).

  • The box, book, and decorative filler can be returned to the front desk or the book drop in front of Grand Forks Public.
    (You get to keep the other items in the box.)

  • Await your next box of goodies!


Capture the fun and share it on social media. Use the hashtag #whatsintheboxGFP when you post your unboxing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. We encourage you to share your experience with your friends to spread the word and the love of reading!

Upcoming Themes

Each Teen Novel(ties) Book Box will center around a theme. Upcoming themes include:

  • May/June 2023: Treat Your Self
  • July/August 2023: Good Chives Only
  • September/October 2023: Reading is Out of This World
  • November/December 2023: Native American Made

Note: Themes are subject to change, depending on the materials available. 

Special thank you to the Grand Forks Public Friends, who are providing funds and materials to make this program possible.