Friday, October 20, 2017

Shout Out To My Library!

Today I want to give a shout-out to my local library. I came across a book, Text, Don’t Call by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, that looked interesting and I decided I wanted to read it. It wasn’t available at my library, but I knew they were open to suggestions, so I filled out the ‘suggest a purchase’ form on my library’s website. That was on a Saturday night. On Tuesday morning, I received an email informing me that the book had been added to the catalog, and a reserve place in my name. Just 3½ weeks later I had another email telling me that the book was sitting in the library waiting for me! That’s service!

This is not the first time, or even the second time, that I’ve taken advantage of this form, and I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve also never been disappointed by the children’s programming, the ebook selection or the many databases I use for my genealogy research. They even loan out cooking equipment and fitness equipment! I think I have the best library anywhere.

Thank you St. Charles City-County Library system! You rock!


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  1. That's really awesome! I don't think I've ever used that form before for my library but I'm tempted to try now!

  2. Wow! I've never tried requesting a book either and I definitely wouldn't have expected a quick response. That's great!