… And that’s not as bad as it sounds.
I was at the Miller Branch Library on Tuesday, tracking down Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, as I’m rereading the books prior to release of the seventh book. (Btw, the place was rockin’.) So, I asked the check-out assistant if it were even worth it to try and reserve Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She gave me a funny look and said, “Well, there are several hundred people in line before you.” I then made a funny sound. Then I asked how many copies of the book the library had ordered: 270!
Two hundred and seventy copies of the last book!!! I love our library!
I find the HP books irresistible and read through them quickly. So being 464th in line for a book ain’t so bad when 270 of them are available and most people will, I believe, read them very quickly. Yahoo!
You can reserve a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, or any other book or library material that can be checked out. You can do this in person or online. You’ll have to create an online account first, in order to use the electronic service. With your online account, you can also renew books in your possession that someone else hasn’t requested. (That feature has saved me some fees over the years!)
Yay for the Howard County Library system and all the people who make it so great: admin, staff and users. And yay for our county government for funding it. And yay for the Friends of the Library and all the volunteers. And yay for 270 copies of one book! (Hmm, we have 270,000 folk in the county, give or take. I wonder if that’s how they got that number.) 🙂