102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Monday - Tuesday: 9AM–8PM ∙ Wednesday - Friday: 9AM–5PM 
Sat: 9AM-1PM    ∙    Sun: Closed

SPL Book Subscription Box

Let our library staff select your next read! When you sign up for the SPL Book Subscription Box, you will receive one book each month selected by qualified staff to support your reading goals and interests. The box will also include additional fun freebies that might go along with the theme of your book, the current season, or things you like. 

To sign up, simply fill out the appropriate survey; we have one survey for teens and adults and another for school aged readers.  

Click here for teens and adults.

Click here for school aged readers.

After signing up, you will receive a notification when your subscription box is ready. Books will be checked out for the regular amount of time (two weeks); please return (or renew) the book by its due date. After your first SPL Book Subscription Box, if you would like to continue receiving a subscription box, keep all the other items in the box, and simply return the box, decorated with at least your name. 

SPL Book Subscription Boxes are available to all patrons who have a valid library card (including Rock Falls, Dixon, and Milledgeville Public Libraries), but the boxes must be picked up and dropped off at the Sterling Public Library. 

Don’t be overwhelmed by the length of the surveys! None of the questions about books or reading are required; however, the more questions that you can answer, the more helpful this form will be for library staff and the more likely we will be able to find a book that you would enjoy. If you are open to any and all books we would love to select those books for you, and you can mention this in the form. 

We also be do a similar program called SPL Picture Book Bundles for our very young patrons.  Check out this program by clicking here

If you have any questions, please call the library at (815) 625-1370.