What an odd week of weather we have been having... first rain, rain, rain, flood, then snow and now cold? Come on, spring, we gerbils are ready!
Book Match 2013-14
You know what else is ready? The 2013-2014 Book Match list! New titles have been chosen, old titles have been removed, and the the list is out! The Book Match Nooks are currently being updated with the new titles (as we gerbils type)! Come in and get a head start for next year's season today!
We also wanted to remind you of a brand new set of Nooks available for checkout in our department. These seven Nooks are positively loaded up with titles, and each Nook features titles from a different genre. The seven genres are: Adventure/Survival, Animal Stories (real & talking), Fantasy/Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Nonfiction, School/Friends/Family, and Sports. Click on any of the genres to reserve one of the Nooks or see a complete list of titles, or stop by our department to pick up one. The "dummy boxes," which are on the shelf instead of the actual device, are located opposite the 2-Day J DVDs, on the endcap for the J Fiction shelves almost nearest our reference desk. (We gerbils know that sounds complicated, but it's not. Of course you can always ask us and we'll point to them... we can see them from our cage!)
We are so so so close to getting 125 likes on our Facebook page for our 125th anniversary... won't you join us? Each day of the week we post a different special feature and recently changed up a few of them. On Mystery Mondays, we give you a tiny tiny gerbil's eye peek of a book cover... see if you can guess what the book is! Our new Tuesday feature (Tandem Tuesday) is a pair of books our librarians think work well together - if you've read one, you will probably like the other! Wistful Wednesdays feature books our librarians remember loving as children (so sometimes the books are very very old! Tee hee. We might get in trouble for typing that). Tell-Us Thursdays we ask YOU a question! (Our favorite was how would you redesign our gerbil tank.) On Fridays, we invite you to share a photo of our library with us... and we'll share one with you, too! Please come join the fun on our Facebook.
Big shelving changes...
We've done a little more shifting, this time the shelves next to our reference desk. J Nonfiction moved over a bit so now the beginning of the non-fiction shelves contain SPANISH JP nonfiction, then Spanish J nonfiction, then the regular J nonfiction. As you head toward the window seats, all of the Spanish Fiction remains where it has always been. On the other side of that stack are the drawers of J music CDs (non-Popular), followed by J audiobooks on CD and JY audiobooks on cd. Finally, you have the J video games, next to the table by the graphic novels. Corrected signs for the ends of the shelves are coming soon.