Mon 15 Jan 07

Here’s why I love the GRPL.

There is a book I want to read. Bend to Baja: A Biodiesel Powered Surfing and Climbing Road Trip. But I don’t want to pay for it. It just came out a couple of months ago, but I figured one of the sixty-plus libraries in the area Lakeland Library Cooperative would have it. I searched the online catalog. No luck, no book.

So, I’m a little bummed. Then while clicking around one of the libraries websites I stumbled onto a link that allows you to suggest a book for the library to purchase. I plug in my library card number and politely suggest the above-mentioned book.

Two days later I get this note in my email.

Thanks for your suggestion! We will be ordering this and will let you know when it’s available.

How great is that? I checked today and the book is now showing up in the GRPL system.