Libraries, Library Programs, Library Services

The Public Library of Brookline’s “Awesome Box” is Truly Awesome!


Announcing the launch of the Public Library of Brookline’s Awesome Box!Did you just finished something that is AWESOME?  Drop it in the Awesome Box!  Then check out our AWESOME DISPLAY or visit BROOKLINE.AWESOMEBOX.IO to find out what everyone else thinks is awesome.Your pick for THE AWESOME BOX doesn’t have to be high art or the best book you’ve read all year, it just has to be awesome, however you define the word.

Don’t worry, we’ll CHECK IN YOUR RETURN and then add your pick to our Awesome display and online list.

Need more awesome suggestions? A librarian can help you find even more suggestions.

The Awesome Box display and online list is a randomly selected sample of materials Brookline folks love at the library.  While we want to include all of your awesome suggestions, from time to time we may miss one. We apologize for any awesome suggestions that slipped by.

The Awesome Box is a collaboration with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab.

And now for the most important question: why does our AWESOME BOX look like a British police phone box from the 1960s?

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and the undeniable fun of having a blue box of our very own, we decided that if we could make our awesome box a version of The Doctor’s TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) time machine, we would.  Doctor Who is a show that has championed education, libraries, and learning throughout it’s run, and is undoubtedly awesome, so how could we resist?

We thank the remarkable gentlemen who built us our box and made it better than we could have possibly dreamed.

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