Now that I’m back from studies with my certificate in handand have happily regained online access,I’m doing a bit of catchup blog reading.
I’m delighted to find the host of my usual Monday’s post, Sheila, of
It’s Monday! What are you Reading at Book Journeyhas thrown down the gauntlet for a 2015 Library Reading Challengepromoting support of our local libraries.
*As a lifelong library fan and supporter,Sheila’s 2015 Library Reading Challenge is welcomed!I’m in and Going Pro at 28+[getting my reading list ready for online selecting with a
January 2015 pick up]!!I’ve added my participation at my Goodreads profile.*Love Library Reading Challenge
1. Christmas Every Morning by Lisa T Bergren 2. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott3. Christmas Past by Debra White Smith4. Barcelona Calling by Jane Kirkpatrick5. Be My Companion by M Jean Stairs6. Snow Angel by Jamie Carie7. I Only Want to Be With You by Lisa Norato [dnf]8. Wish You Were Here by Victoria Connelly9. The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky10. Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn11. London Dawn by Murray Pura12. The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene13. Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron14. All Together Now by Monica McInerney15. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie *15/28+ books
As Sheila says, “basically this challenge will be for you to get to know your local library in 2015. . . I would be thrilled if you went the extra mile and found out what else your library has to offer and shared it on your websites (if you blog).
1-5 check outs in 2015 – NOVICE6-11 check outs in 2015 – ROOKIE12- 16 check outs in 2015 – INTERMEDIATE17 – 22 check outs in 2015 – SEASONED23 – 27 check outs in 2015 – EXPERIENCED28 + check outs in 2015 – GOING PRO!
My public library [with all its branches]has amazing check out opps that allow me to reserveand check out ebooks and audiobooks wherever I am –even when I’m out of town.I can view the entire library catalogue of all branches whereverI have online access.It also allows me to forward books, dvds, and audios to mylocal branch, rather than driving out of my locale to pick up.I can place holds for new books, dvds, and audios on orderor in cataloguing which also allows me to get in queue for popular requested items.Books are available in quantity for book clubs, storytimes for children, lunch hour live music at our downtown location, along with a coffee and tea shop, a writer in residence for aspiring writer consultations, book sales by the bag and individually – a great way to pick up copies of new releases and wishlist books/audios/dvds, opps to offer item recommendations, free wifi for enjoying the quiet library ambience I value, great music cds available for year-round and as now, for Christmas, and much more!
Then there’s my university library amalgamation allowing me to borrow from all member libraries. They will interloan and send my requests to the local choice, provide a postage paid envelope for returns, and online searches and holds for selections. Another reason for me to dearly love libraries!
My church library is another fav book source, having been librarian and assistant there when still a teenager. A large catalogue available online for searching during midweek allows me to arrive knowing which choices are available. And if I’m in a hurry, the library opens Wednesday evening as a service to all attendingmidweek programs for adults, youth and children.I was able to connect the library this autumn with a program offering pcs for libraries so the library now has onsite computers for patrons use.The library also provides audios of guest speakers, a huge dvd collection for children, youth and adults, audiobooks, and cds.Another library I love to support!
As a lifelong library fan and supporter,Sheila’s 2015 Library Reading Challenge is welcomed!I’m in and Going Pro at 28+[getting my reading list ready for online selecting with a
January 2015 pick up]!!I’ve added my participation at my Goodreads profile.*
*How about you? Are you a library patron?What do you love about your library? Any special features offered?
Head over to Book Journey and let your voice be heardthen get your library card activated!
HapPy Library Visiting ~ See you there…?
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