Friday, April 16, 2010

New Library, Sick Kids

Today was our first single library day; now that the city library is assimilated by the county, all my holds go there. We finished merging all the cards today as well, so if anything got lost in the shuffle I'll find out about it before they break down my door. It was a beautiful day to celebrate Library Week!

The third graders had spent the day at home, sick (one in the American sense and one in the English) so I was planning for a quick drop off and pick up, but as usual we had some keystone cop moments where I kept losing a child. X wandered into the vestibule after doing his check-outs, so I spent a lot of time looking for him in all the chairs of the library, N had to be talked down from a MISSING PUZZLE PIECE which could destroy the planet, as you know, and P and A kept disappearing or threatening to feint or whatever. And the new hold section cleverly hid itself behind a pillar so it took me some time to find it.

My shiny new hold shelf offered up:
  • The Demon's Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan. This is a reread because I went to buy it, and the paperback doesn't come out for two weeks! Humph. The 2nd book is due out soon after that.
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemna, Trenton Lee Stewart. This has already be absconded by X.
  • The Hiccopatamus, Aaron Zenz. This picture book is by the author of a great blog, Bookie Woogie.
  • Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper. I've seen this kidlit recommended several times.
  • Pleasure of a Dark Prince, Kresley Cole. Vampire porn. 'Nuf said. :-)
We then quickly picked out five music CDs, conveniently located directly behind the hold shelf. They sure look out for me here!

Total Books from Library Elf (counting all the kid stuff that I'm legally responsible for even if I hope not to read it): 69. Stuff on my card: 57. Heading towards my goal! Sorta.

I'll go sign up for Library Loot this week. That's a weekly event hosted in turns by Eva's A Striped Armchair and Marg's Reading Adventures (this week's host) where bloggers can share their library finds of the week. Some of them make me look restrained.

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