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  • Etched in sand
    Etched in sand
  • Attack of the Fiend
    Attack of the Fiend
  • The gardener
    The gardener
  • The Gollywhopper Games
    The Gollywhopper Games
  • Sisters
    Sisters
  • Olympians.
    Olympians.
  • Bloodshifted
    Bloodshifted
  • Blood bath & beyond
    Blood bath & beyond
  • Blood memories
    Blood memories
  • Mater the greater
    Mater the greater
  • The warrior heir
    The warrior heir
  • The 5th Wave
    The 5th Wave
  • The Program
    The Program
  • Island of legends
    Island of legends
  • Friends with boys
    Friends with boys
  • The journal of curious letters
    The journal of curious letters
  • Proxy
    Proxy
  • The Minecraft guide for parents
    The Minecraft guide for parents
  • American icon
    American icon
  • Trashy town
    Trashy town
  • Cherries in winter
    Cherries in winter
  • Framed in lace
    Framed in lace
  • Sheba
    Sheba
  • Hansel & Gretel
    Hansel & Gretel
  • Cereal killer
    Cereal killer
  • The numberlys
    The numberlys
  • Jonah's trash-- God's treasure
    Jonah's trash-- God's treasure
  • Sterling squadron
    Sterling squadron
  • The sword thief
    The sword thief
  • Night sky dragons
    Night sky dragons
  • Geronimo Stilton #51, the enormouse pearl heist.
    Geronimo Stilton #51, the enormouse pearl heist.
  • The bark of the bog owl
    The bark of the bog owl
  • Bitterblue
    Bitterblue
  • Of Neptune
    Of Neptune
  • Maus I
    Maus I
  • After you'd gone
    After you'd gone
  • Poemas de amor
    Poemas de amor
  • The war of the worlds
    The war of the worlds
  • Todos los fuegos el fuego
    Todos los fuegos el fuego
  • Love story
    Love story
  • Crossing to safety
    Crossing to safety
  • Rookie yearbook two
    Rookie yearbook two
  • Rookie yearbook one
    Rookie yearbook one
  • Head first HTML with CSS & XHTML
    Head first HTML with CSS & XHTML
  • Found
    Found
  • Orphan train
    Orphan train
  • Cien años de soledad
    Cien años de soledad
  • The undertaking
    The undertaking
  • Kill my mother
    Kill my mother
  • The lost battles
    The lost battles
  • I wear the black hat
    I wear the black hat
  • The Tudors.
    The Tudors.
  • Veronica mars: complete first season
    Veronica mars: complete first season
  • Broadchurch.
    Broadchurch.
  • Da Vinci's demons.
    Da Vinci's demons.
  • The familiars
    The familiars
  • Murder at Mullings
    Murder at Mullings
  • Let's explore diabetes with owls
    Let's explore diabetes with owls
  • Bill & Ted's excellent adventure
    Bill & Ted's excellent adventure
  • Room
    Room
  • Someone
    Someone
  • The wishing thread
    The wishing thread
  • You can't make this stuff up
    You can't make this stuff up
  • The big, bad book of botany
    The big, bad book of botany
  • You can, you will
    You can, you will
  • Memoirs of an imaginary friend
    Memoirs of an imaginary friend
  • Memoirs of an imaginary friend
    Memoirs of an imaginary friend
  • Valour Road
    Valour Road
  • The sugar blockers diet
    The sugar blockers diet
  • Rock Jaw
    Rock Jaw
  • Horns
    Horns
  • UnPHILtered
    UnPHILtered
  • Wallace & Gromit in
    Wallace & Gromit in
  • Liberty Porter, first daughter
    Liberty Porter, first daughter
  • Wonder
    Wonder
  • Yoda Bird's heroes
    Yoda Bird's heroes
  • Cress
    Cress
  • Babymouse.
    Babymouse.
  • Beauty queens
    Beauty queens
  • The fellowship of the ring
    The fellowship of the ring
  • The first escape
    The first escape
  • Maze runner trilogy.
    Maze runner trilogy.
  • Ruin and rising
    Ruin and rising
  • Hex Hall
    Hex Hall
  • The towers of Trebizond
    The towers of Trebizond
  • The prince & the guard
    The prince & the guard
  • Ruby red
    Ruby red
  • To kill a mockingbird
    To kill a mockingbird
  • King/Snohomish counties street guide and directory
    King/Snohomish counties street guide and directory
  • Garfield tips the scales
    Garfield tips the scales
  • The fifth Garfield treasury
    The fifth Garfield treasury
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
    Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
  • Even silence has an end
    Even silence has an end
  • The witch tree symbol
    The witch tree symbol
  • Junie B., first grader
    Junie B., first grader
  • My brother is a big, fat liar
    My brother is a big, fat liar
  • Haunting in New Hampshire.
    Haunting in New Hampshire.
  • Creepy Condors of California.
    Creepy Condors of California.
  • The best Halloween ever
    The best Halloween ever
  • The once and future king
    The once and future king
  • Bone.
    Bone.
  • Leaving time
    Leaving time
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Guests on Earth
    Guests on Earth
  • A life intercepted
    A life intercepted
  • The Incredibles
    The Incredibles
  • The awakening
    The awakening
  • Museum hours
    Museum hours
  • Ghost School (Scooby-Doo).
    Ghost School (Scooby-Doo).
  • Sunset of the sabertooth
    Sunset of the sabertooth
  • Magic Tree House: #27 ; Thanksgiving on Thursday.
    Magic Tree House: #27 ; Thanksgiving on Thursday.
  • Buffalo before breakfast.
    Buffalo before breakfast.
  • A shimmering splash
    A shimmering splash
  • A splash of forever
    A splash of forever
  • The skinnytaste cookbook
    The skinnytaste cookbook
  • Crazy is a compliment
    Crazy is a compliment
  • The innovators
    The innovators
  • Renegade Amish
    Renegade Amish
  • The seven silly eaters
    The seven silly eaters
  • Pip in the Grand Hotel
    Pip in the Grand Hotel
  • Chester
    Chester
  • Found
    Found
  • Ralph tells a story
    Ralph tells a story
  • Monkey business
    Monkey business
  • Dog in charge
    Dog in charge
  • Goldilocks and just one bear
    Goldilocks and just one bear
  • Shark Girl
    Shark Girl
  • Maximum Ride #6
    Maximum Ride #6
  • Amulet (graphic novel
    Amulet (graphic novel
  • Joey Pigza swallowed the key
    Joey Pigza swallowed the key
  • The Great Brain.
    The Great Brain.
  • Harriet, the spy
    Harriet, the spy
  • Homesick
    Homesick
  • Redwall
    Redwall
  • Comet in Moominland
    Comet in Moominland
  • Homicide in hardcover
    Homicide in hardcover
  • The LEGO adventure book
    The LEGO adventure book
  • This book is full of spiders
    This book is full of spiders
  • Perfected
    Perfected
  • Das Rheingold
    Das Rheingold
  • Diary of a midwife
    Diary of a midwife
  • Za-Za's baby brother
    Za-Za's baby brother
  • Wild about you
    Wild about you
  • Superman
    Superman
  • Back story
    Back story
  • Victoria Justice
    Victoria Justice
  • God save the child
    God save the child
  • Mortal stakes
    Mortal stakes
  • The complete greatest hits
    The complete greatest hits
  • Going postal
    Going postal
  • Hallowed
    Hallowed
  • Kill me softly
    Kill me softly
  • All the truth that's in me
    All the truth that's in me
  • Royal ranger
    Royal ranger
  • Maze runner trilogy
    Maze runner trilogy
  • Noah
    Noah
  • Barefoot Contessa back to basics
    Barefoot Contessa back to basics
  • Clifford's first Halloween
    Clifford's first Halloween
  • The wimpy kid movie diary
    The wimpy kid movie diary
  • Kitten's first full moon
    Kitten's first full moon
  • There was an old lady who swallowed some books
    There was an old lady who swallowed some books
  • There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves
    There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves
  • King Kong: Journey to Skull Island.
    King Kong: Journey to Skull Island.
  • All our yesterdays
    All our yesterdays
  • Sky on fire
    Sky on fire
  • Big Nate in a class by himself
    Big Nate in a class by himself
  • 11 birthdays
    11 birthdays
  • Wonderstruck
    Wonderstruck
  • The sisterhood of the traveling pants
    The sisterhood of the traveling pants
  • What is the Awesome Box?

    It's an alternate returns box that sits alongside your library's regular book drop.

    If you are returning an item that you really connected with, drop it in the Awesome Box instead of the regular book drop. Library staff will tag it as Awesome and share it with your library community.

    We can get your Awesome Box online

    An account with us allows you to share items on the Web.

    • Web hosting for your Awesome Page
    • A widget for your library to plug into its website
    • An RSS Feed
    • Automatic Tweeting of awesome items
    • An API for displaying items in any way you want

    Your library chooses the pieces that work best.

    It is easy to get Awesome

    You create a physical box and determine how the Awesome Box will fit into your library. We provide you with ways to get started including a nice sign kit and other promotional materials.

    The details are up to your library and we're here to help.

    Many awesome libraries

    There are currently 332 Awesome Boxes in the United States. They're in public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries.

    Awesome Network

    When we mix our Awesome data together we leverage the power of the Awesome Network to get things like top 10 lists.

    Of all the items dropped in all of the Awesome Boxes, these are the most awesome of all.

    CURRENT RANK TITLES NUMBER AWESOMES
    1The fault in our stars88
    2Divergent63
    3Diary of a Wimpy Kid58
    4Wonder48
    5Gone girl46
    6The invention of wings42
    7Eleanor & Park41
    8The book thief39
    9Unbroken36
    10Orphan train34
    CURRENT RANK AUTHORS NUMBER AWESOMES
    1Riordan, Rick.202
    2Patterson, James179
    3Green, John128
    4Hunter, Erin.120
    5Willems, Mo.118
    6Rowling, J. K.118
    7Osborne, Mary Pope.105
    8Collins, Suzanne.99
    9Kinney, Jeff.94
    10King, Stephen75

    Free to all

    Like the greatest public libraries, the Awesome Box is free to all.

    We are generously supported by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, the Harvard Library Lab, and the Arcadia Fund.

    Contact us at info@awesomebox.io



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