Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holds are in the House!


For those of you unfamiliar with "holds", it is something we're very proud of here in Montana! Librarians get very excited by large amounts of books, you know. Sitting at your home computer, you can place a book in Missoula on hold, whether it is sitting on their shelf or checked out already. When that hold becomes available and it's your turn, the book is shipped up economically via the bus (we receive 12-16 crates daily, not to mention our normal crates between branches). You can then be notified via a phone call or email that your hold has arrived. This picture documents our unofficial record number of holds waiting to be picked up at the Main Library in Kalispell. For those of you that use holds, give yourself a pat on the back and happy reading!

4 comments:

Davonna said...

I HAVE AN ENTIRE SHELF WITH MY NAME ON IT!

Joe Fisher said...

Brett..what about a picture of "behind the scenes", all the tubs waiting to be processed!

Joe

Mary Drew said...

Wow! I am impressed by all the work those shelves of books represent. I'm waiting for my next hold to come in :)

Anonymous said...

wow - good grief! Are you sure you want to encourage MORE of this behavior?? ;-)