Are you always on the lookout for a new book? Do you feel that certain authors may not be writing fast enough? Are you aware of what the maximum number of books that can be checked out on your library card is? If this describes you, these tools and helpful hints may be able to aid you in finding more books (and movies and music).
The first tool that we offer is our Reader’s Club. At each branch we have brochures filled with some of today’s top author’s names in all different genres. Fill one of these out with your information and reading preference (traditional size type, large print or audiobook) and then your author choices. Circle whichever authors you are interested in and we will automatically put you on hold for their newest books when they arrive in our catalog. This is a great way to not miss any new titles from some of your favorite authors.
The second tool, this one found on our website, is great for those who like to see everything that the library gets. Each Friday we update our RSS Feeds. These are found on our website under the Books and Readers tab, on the Reader Resources page. The feeds are updated with everything the library had ordered that week--children’s and adult, books and media. Have your library card and pin number ready, and you can fill your hold list with all kinds of upcoming books.
Finally, our Book Rivers. On our website, we have staff recommendations right on our home page. If you scroll to the bottom of the page there is a carousel with the picks. If you hover over the book you can see a description of the book, if you click on the title, it will take you to the catalog where you can place the book on hold. In addition to the home page, we also have book rivers on our children, teen and adult pages. Make sure to check them out.
If you have not put a book on hold on our website before, ask us how. It is very simple, but you will need your library card number and your pin number. If you don’t know one or both of those numbers, stop into your nearest branch to get your information.