At the front of the library facing the loan desk is a shelf with our Fast Read Collection. These books are identified on the label as ‘EXPRESS’ and have a yellow bookmark that says ‘Fast Reads’. These are books that are currently in demand. They go out for only 1 week, may not be renewed or reserved and have a late fee of $2. per day for all users. This collection is intended for fast readers who visit the library often and who want to read the most current and popular titles. Since we began the Fast Read collection it has been a very popular section of the Library.
What many members don’t realize is that there is always a 3 week copy of every ‘fast read’ and a quick check in the catalogue will often result in having a 3 week loan of the same title.
Examples at the time of this writing of books on the Fast Read shelf that are also available as a 3 week loan are –
Still Life with Bread Crumbs By: Anna Quindlen – available at Central and Valois for 3 weeks
Blood Magick By: Norah Roberts – available at Central for 3 weeks
Capital By: Thomas Piketty – available at Valois for 3 weeks
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden By: Jonas Jonasson – available at Central for 3 weeks
This Changes Everything By: Naomi Klein – available at Valois for 3 weeks
Close Your Eyes and Hold Hands By: Chris Bohjalian – available at Valois for 3 weeks
All My Puny Sorrows By: Miriam Toews – available at Valois for 3 weeks
You are Here By: Chris Hadfield – available at Central for 3 weeks
Adult Onset By: Ann-Marie MacDonald – available at Central for 3 weeks
Natchez Burning By: Greg Iles – available at Central and Valois for 3 weeks
So if you are a fast reader, grab a Fast Read book, but if you want to take a little longer check the catalogue or inquire at the circulation desk if the book you have chosen is available as a 3 week loan, you may get a pleasant surprise!