Monday, January 5, 2009

Musing Mondays

Here's today's Musing Mondays hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page. For the full meme and for everyone's responses, click here.

Do you have a system for borrowing out books from the library? Do you know what you're going to borrow before you get there? How often do you borrow out books?

My first Musing Mondays- and it's about my favorite subject, libraries!

I definitely have a system for borrowing- I almost always only borrow books that I'm auditioning for the library I run, and the way it works is
  • I get my copy of the Assocation of Jewish Libraries newsletter, the professional journal I use to keep up with Jewish kids' books, then
  • Read all the reviews and check off the books that seem like they'd be good for the library, then
  • Place interlibrary-loan orders through the internet for everything I'd like to read, and
  • Pick them up at my local branch when they're available.
I love the Cambridge library system, and the folks at my local branch are the best. Seriously. I love those guys!

Sometimes I borrow other kinds of books as well but I'm really more of a book-buyer than I am a book-borrower.