Wee Read! Books to Go and Grow Bags

adult, infant, books, reading

New Reading Kits: Monday, June 7

We're excited to announce the new Wee Read! Books to Go & Grow! bags will soon be available for checkout. You can request the bags through our catalog and pick up at your desired location.

Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, these bags will be available for you to check out for a 3-week period with 1 renewal.


There will be twelve themed storytime bags, with topics related to:

  • Voices in Our Community Series
  • Children & Social Emotional Learning Series
  • Having Bigger Conversation Series

What's in the bag?

Blue and black book page, picture books, resource cards
Wee Read! Books to Go and Grow: Celebrating Black Voices

Each bag will contain:

  • Eight picture books selected based on criteria developed to screen for cultural authenticity to ensure that they widely reflect culture, race, gender, family makeup or ability.
  • A resource page for parents and caregivers with tips and ideas on how to foster positive early learning experiences using the material.
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Submitted by Lisa Giannotti on Wed, 06/16/2021 - 4:15 PM


Your Comment
Hi Marian-

The Wee Read bags are geared towards our youngest customers, children 0-8. I hope you enjoy the bag...check one out today!

Submitted by Maya on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 10:32 AM


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The bags seem to be non-requestable. I can't place any holds on any of them.

Your Comment
Hi Maya,

Thank you for letting us know. We are aware of the issue and our team is currently looking for a solution.

If you switch to our "Classic Catalog" view, you can request items through that platform. You can find the "Classic Catalog" option on the bottom of the search page, in the left-hand corner. You can also contact our RefChat team or call your local branch for assistance with placing a hold on one of the bags.

Submitted by Lisa Giannotti on Sat, 06/19/2021 - 10:05 AM


Your Comment
Hi Maya-

There have been some glitches with placing holds on our Wee Read bags. We are diligently working on this...please bear with us! I just checked online, and it seems as though most of the bags are requestable at this point. If you are able to visit one of our branches that has open hours, please ask the staff what, if any, Wee Read bags they may have available for you to check out. This is also any easy way to get one.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Hopefully it won't be an issue any longer.

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