I mentioned I would share an updated photo of my library's popular reading shelves and here it is. See how much it has grown. Some of the books are looking a little tattered but that just means they are being read and reread, which is a good thing. We've had a few books going walking, which is not such a good thing, but I try and keep a slow but steady flow of new books on display. The suggestion box has garnered a few new book ideas with that request for 'more science fiction and fantasy', and you all very kindly shared titles with me in the comments section of that previous post. If you want to see what was recommended just click on the link.
As we have only just started our new fiscal year, new book ordering is only now getting underway. I have started out with novels by Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman and Oprah's book club selection, Imbolo Mbue's novel. I always agonize over my choices. I have a small budget to work with, so I want to make sure every book is a good fit. And it always feels good to see a patron sitting on those chairs with a book from the shelves that they might be passing an hour with between classes. Every so often the shelves look a little bare as so many are circulating. Needless to say this is one of my most favorite parts of my job!