Wendy knows (and is extremely jealous) of the incredible library we have here. Seriously, I can order online just about anything and they can get it. They used to charge a dollar for holds, but even now that is gone. I can access my account online and we place holds weekly! I was feeling guilty as they send out a letter each time a hold comes in - paper, envelope and their postage was giving me sleepless nights - given the big greenie I used to be and still try to be. So when I went in this week I asked if it could not be done electronically and "walah" they have just started such a program! YEY - now I am feeling environmentally healthier.
What they also send out - electronically - is new releases or recommendations in a range of categories that you can choose from. So just as I finished my wonderful "Bolyen Inheritance" book, here arrives news of Colleen McCullough (of "Tim" and "Thorn Birds" fame) having written a sensational book about the forgotten Bennet sister from Pride and Prejudice twenty years on. I am in heaven. I was 40th (!) in line, but already it has arrived within the week.
I LOVE my library.
This week we went to storytime and made a tremendous little piggie that kept Katie snorting for hours! LOL! And my girl has a knack of pulling the most incredible books off the shelf. She found a "Fancy Nancy" book and then (another bonus of storytime - you get first dibs on new books never before borrowed) a brand spanking new "Fancy Nancy" - there are several in the series - (see Katie's reading list below) Let me tell you it is a number one New York Times bestseller and we have discovered a new favourite. Like her "Pearlie" books, they are so refreshing and such a delight to read...."that is stupendous - a fancy word for great"!
My boy has also discovered a new series "S.W.A.T" - Secret World Adventure Team (see Hugh's reading list in the sidebar also) and he is currently "traveling" in Africa saving elephants!
Sorry Wen .... but .... I LOVE MY LIBRARY!