- What is the name of your local library? What city is it located in? My "local" library is called the Alamogordo Public Library, located in Alamogordo, NM. It's about 15 minutes away from my house and the only large public library within a 65 mile radius.
- How often do you go to the library? If you're a regular, do the staff know you? Up until I was placed on bedrest last year, I actually worked there as one of the Children's librarians. So, yes, the staff knows me quite well! Now I probably go in about once a week to pick up books, drop off donations, and chat with the Youth Services Librarian that has become a great friend of mine.
- Do you browse while you're there or just pick up items you have placed on reserve? I mainly go in with a list of items I know are in and I want. If I know something is coming up soon that I want, I totally "use" my friends on the staff and have them place me at the top of the hold list. Yeah, I'm bad, so what. hehe
- What is your favorite thing about your local library? Uh. Well. I love the people that work there. Unfortunately, the collection needs a lot of help, they don't do interlibrary loans (well they charge 5.00 to do one...not happening), their board doesn't seem to understand the need to spend money on renovations, and it's way too small. But I love the staff!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
So the challenge of the hour is to chat up my local library, answering some questions.