Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Book Alert is Back!


Book Alert is Back!

This popular service from my library system (King County) that notifies you about new additions to their collection has returned. I have no idea why it was discontinued but I'm glad it's back.

Here's how it works:

1) Indicate your reading preferences.
2) Twice a month I will receive an email with titles of new arrivals that match my preferences, including a link to place a hold.

Here are my preferences (out of 53 available):

1) Romance (of course)
2) Suspense & Thrillers (in case RS was not included above)
3) Historical (I like an occasional historical fiction)

1) Handicrafts & Hobbies
2) Home & Garden

My library system is huge with 43 community libraries and it has been very well supported. All library bonds have always passed by the voters. I can get any new hardback, CD or audio book I want and the holds lists aren't too bad usually except for the BIG names (Nora, Howard, Brockmann). In the last 3 or 4 years they have significantly increased the amount of new paperback romances they purchase too. Looking forward to my first email. Aren't libraries great!


Suisan said...

My library has a lot of good DVDs and CDs too. (But I'm Soooooo baddd at getting them or borrowed books back on time.)

I think I use my library for music more than I do for books. Hmmmmm.

ReneeW said...

I used to be very bad at returning books on time too. Until I signed up for email notification. So now they send me email 5 days before the book is due. I can either renew it online (if it's not on hold for someone else) or return it on my way to work.

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