Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Favorite things...

I've recently discovered a new favorite thing. Browsing our library online. Apparently within the last year our county library has gone online. I never seem to get to the library as often as I'd like and once there, often can't get a computer to browse for favorite authors, subjects, whatever.

Well...not only can I browse online now, I can put in requests for books and they will call me when they're available! This is the most wonderful thing...today I got a call that two books I had requested over the weekend were in and I could pick them up. All I had to do was go there, card in hand, and ask for them. Voila, they were in my hands with no time wasted! The other nice part is when friends tell me what books they have read and recommend, I can go right to the website, put the book on hold and pick it up when it's in. We have about 6 or so libraries connected, so often I'll go to the local branch to get a book and it's not there. Now that's not a problem...

Okay, I know I get excited over the little things, but this is great! :o)

6 comments:

JudyL said...

Carolyn: Those little things mean a whole lot! Our library is online too and we can do the same thing. I love it!

Judy L.

Laurie said...

I always forget about the library...I just head to Borders or Barnes and Noble...maybe that's why our house is FULL of books!

Library...(smack)...why didn't I think of that! LOL
Laurie

Sharon said...

That's such a great thing to browse the library on-line, request your books, etc. Gosh! And *they* thought the internet was an evil thing! LOL!

Finn said...

Great idea Carolyn, thanks for sharing that. I know our county has that service and links it to all the libraries in WI..but I tend to forget about it...so thank you..*S*

Samantha said...

I do that all the time at my library and LOVE it! Anytime i hear about a book I'd like to read, I go online and request it, and eventually it comes to me! The only problem was once, 11 books were ready at the same time. Some, I'd been waiting for one week, a few, months and months... That was a marathon reading session!

Dawn said...

Oh NO! We might not see you quilting now! You might be too busy reading!!!!