Book Bundles: Curbside Library Services That Delight

In the eighth episode of the Open Book Webcast, Digital Services Manager Tana Elias and Librarian Kathy Wolkoff share how they implemented a creative book bundle program at Madison Public Library in Wisconsin. Their innovative approach introduces patrons to readers’ advisory, a core library function, and is delivered through curbside library services.

The idea for the book bundles emerged as a way to efficiently connect patrons with physical materials while interlibrary loans were on pause. Watch the full episode below to explore the details of the program and hear about Tana and Kathy’s experiences as library professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Liz Bowie

Liz Bowie

Marketing Content Manager at Demco, Inc.
Liz is the Marketing Content Manager for Demco. Her background includes editorial management and product development of innovative and time-saving tools for schools and libraries, with an emphasis on Common Core, literacy and math. The products she and her team have developed, including classroom games, learning centers and professional development resources, have garnered 46 industry awards for excellence in education. Liz is passionate about promoting literacy through her work and the work of others. If you are interested in sharing your ideas and programming tips on Demco’s Ideas and Inspiration blog or have ideas for topics you’d like to see covered, contact Liz at