Shelf Help @ Dearborn Public Library
Shelf Help is a Dearborn Public Library reader's advisory service. Fill out this form and a librarian will personally choose up to ten items to place on hold for you. You will receive an email or phone notification to pick up books curbside when your order is ready.
Fill out and submit a separate form for each individual. The same library card can be used multiple times. There is a thirty item limit per account for requests. If you have previous requests or request multiple times with the same card, you may not be eligible for Shelf Help.
If you would like to request specific items, please visit
Name on library card
Library Card Number
Bryant Branch Library
Esper Branch Library
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Age of reader (If requesting for child, please choose age of child)
Under 12 months
The Dearborn Public Library is hosting a Read Woke Challenge from January 11-February 20, 2021. It encourages community members to read “woke” books and engage in thoughtful dialogue surrounding the themes addressed in the books. What are woke books? They are titles that focus on protagonists from underrepresented groups and/or challenge stereotypes or social norms. To learn more and to register, visit:
Check here if you would like our librarians to select age appropriate Read Woke titles for you or your children. (Please fill out your details below and any helpful information.)
Read Woke books
Please answer as many of the following questions as you'd like. The more we know, the better we can fulfill your request. Please note, our librarians do not read every book recommended. It is up to each individual or their caregiver to evaluate a book's content and appropriateness for the reader.
I like to read:
Graphic Novels/Comic Books
Fairy tales and folk tales
I'd like to learn about...(non-fiction examples include alphabet, sharks, shapes, gardening, colors, photography, numbers, gaming, real people, potty training, etc.)
I like these authors:
I've read and liked these books:
Board Books - Click this option to receive 6 young reader's board books for checkout. Board books are chosen randomly.
6 random board books
Magazines - list the magazine titles you'd like and receive the most recent available issues (limit 10 total). Magazine list (PDF):
Music - Choose as many music genres as you'd like and up to 10 CDs will be chosen randomly.
jCD Children's Music
CDA Country, Folk, Religious
CDE Pop, Rock, Rap
CDF Film Soundtracks and Musicals
CDJ Jazz, Big Band, Blues
CDN International/World Music
CDR Relaxation, Mediation
Anything else we should know to help pick out the best materials for you? (No more than three items, no violence, I don't like this author, no kissing, prefer paperbacks, holidays, etc.)
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