Heard at the Circulation Desk – How do the “Fast Reads” work?

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 … Continue reading Heard at the Circulation Desk – How do the “Fast Reads” work?

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS! (NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, part 2)

In response to my May 23rd posting, Online Book Club reader Cathy McKee decided to go ahead and “Read Canada”, starting in Ontario, with Barbara Gowdy’s  Mr. Sandman (Cathy generously left some of her impressions of the novel in the Comments section: take a look!). She’s braver than you might think: though she is a world traveler (from Northern Ireland), she nevertheless only arrived in Canada this year! And yet it is she who has jumped aboard first! Spurred on by Cathy’s initiative, I’d like to put together a literary itinerary that really represents Canada’s regions, geography, cultural uniqueness and multiples … Continue reading THE ADVENTURE BEGINS! (NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, part 2)