Mom, Dad, where do books come from?

Books still come from book sellers and a big part of a librarian’s job is ordering books and other materials for the library. With so many books, movies, music cds, video games and magazines (yes, we have them all) out there, how do we librarians choose which ones? Looking at review magazines like School Library Journal, Booklist and others helps. Keeping up with what new books popular authors are coming up with is another ways librarians choose titles. Of course we want the collection of stuff at the library to be the stuff you want to read, look at and play with, so… The next time you think, “Gee, I wish the library had… ” let us know. We may not be able to get everything you’d like us to get, but we definitely want to hear from you. Remember though, “sharing is caring.” Use your library card to check out the stuff you’d like to bring home, and then bring it back. :)

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