I love the library. Nowhere else can you find so many worlds and characters and journeys in such a small space. The possibilities are endless, waiting for you to explore, begging you to choose.
Some day, I hope to walk into the local library, head toward the R section and find my book sitting on the shelf. Or better yet, scan the online catalog for my book and find that it has 82 requests from patrons waiting to read my story :)
I am an avid user of the Hold Shelf system. My kids and I probably check twenty to thirty books out at a time. If I'm really on top of things, we swap these out every week or two.
I've just learned that I can request materials that aren't already in the online catalog. This past week I have requested my library carry a copy of five books:
Ali Cross's book Become
Alex J Cavanaugh's book CassaFire
Jessica Therrien's book Oppression
If you have published a book or know of someone who has, let me know and I would be happy to request my library obtain a copy :)