Wow, time has flown! We have spent the spring and summer months working on logging all of our books into an online catalog. There are still lots of tweaks to be made, but we’ve now begun handing out new library patron cards. These cards have a bar code on them and will not require a yearly renewal. They are also FREE! The library board of trustees passed a vote to do away with the 50 cent charge for patron cards. All this “newness” also means that volunteers (as well as the library director) are having to get used to a new system. As we go ahead, things may seem a little slow but I think we’ll all get the hang of it and it is going to reap huge benefits! One of those is that you can now view our online catalog from anywhere and see if we have the book you want, if it’s checked in or out at the moment, and, if it’s checked out, you can put a hold on it…..all from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you are when accessing our catalog)!!! The link for the online catalog will be permanently added to our webpage, but for the sake of this post, I’ll include it here: West Buxton Public Library Online Catalog (and when it asks for library name and password, you just need to enter the name: WBuxtonLibrary) So feel free to check it out and please bear with us as we make all these new changes!