Do you miss strolling down the quiet, book filled aisles of the library, breathing in the beautiful prose while you peruse the titles and authors at your leisure? You turn the corner and there’s an old author you used to love long forgotten about – and look! There’s a book ’ve never read right there between an old favorite and a long-lost friend!After reading the back decide to give this title a go, and find a cozy corner, maybe by the fireplace or next to a sunny library plant, where you can curl up your next word journey. Do you miss that? Me too.
We are still operating virtual library for about another month or so, but you can still browse books online and place holds for pickup in the library vestibule. lthough it is not as magical as the real thing, you can also browse the shelves though our catalog. Open the library catalog at https://www.lclibrary.org/ and follow along with me:
1. Search for a book you like in the catalog. Any book or any author. I’m choosing the book I am reading right now, Lincoln in the Bardo. But you do you.
2. Click on the title or the book cover to bring up the details about the item. Then click on the Explore More tab (see below):
3. Scroll ALL the way down to the bottom to the Browse Shelf section. Choose See Full Shelf.
LOOK! You’re shelf browsing! You can see other titles by that same author, plus some of the other authors nearby! Just click on another book cover to check if the book is available and place a hold. Use the left and right arrows to move up and down the shelf.
It’s not the same, I know. But it’s still pretty neat. Definitely try it with kids' books if you have any little ones. It’s nice to pick a book by its cover.