Friday, March 25, 2011

My New Library

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This is my new library home, the Falls City Library and Arts Center, in Falls City, NE - a beautiful new building staffed by an efficient and friendly staff.  After my whine lament about the lack of the new Sarah Addison Allen book, The Peach Keeper, in my life, I visited the library and asked the front-desk staff if they would be receiving the book in the future.  Their response?  "I'm ordering it right now.  I'll call you when it's available."  I love these people!

One of my favorite parts of my previous job was being able to provide that kind of service to patrons, but not all libraries have the funds or freedom to be so accommodating.   What a blessing that this library doesn't fall in that category.  Now, I don't expect them to order every book I request, but my library withdrawal symptoms seem more manageable today.


  1. I'm sorry you are forced into the same position as the rest of us lowly library patrons - waiting in a long line for the best books. Just yesterday I got the latest David Baldacci. When I signed up for it (prior to release date) I was #135! I look at it this way: at leaset I have an online catalog that allows me to check on books the library has or is ordering and lets me put my name on them. Without that, I'd be spending an insane amount of money on books or I'd be doing without.

    Any chance of getting a job at the new library?

  2. Looks like a nice library. Hope you love everything about your new area.

  3. I haven't been to Falls City in years. I don't remember the library at all but this is much more than I would expect in a town of that size. How lucky that they also have funding to buy the latest books and that they are also friendly. I imagine you'll be seeing a lot of them!