Today was quite a lot about trying to determine if we had another copy of Beast by Walter Dean Myers (we do not) or Jamaica Tag-Along by Juanita Havill (we went through all four today). It got to the point I printed up a neat list for tomorrow's crew specifying in detail which books we did NOT have. There won't be a children's librarian there tomorrow so I imagine it should save some time digging fruitlessly through the shelves.
Seriously! I got abrupt at one point when I got yet another "shelf check" call from another library (something else that ONLY professionals are allowed to do--stupid in my opinion, the pages know the shelves as well or better). No, for the 13th time today, I don't have another copy of it.
Of course, it's not the calling librarian's fault. I blame the parents who've had these lists since June. Granted, I've been putting P.D. Eastman's Go Dog Go on hold all summer, but we also had that as a play in one of the parks as well as it being on a reading list.
It would be nice if the schools would send us the lists so we had some idea what to expect. Maybe then I could have gotten a couple of extra copies of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, instead of calling three branches today to try and determine if they had it. (When all of your Mouse/Cookie stories are out, you know there is trouble brewing.)
Ah well, the week is over and I got the correct prescription in my glasses today, so I'm legal to drive at night again. I've never until now quite so appreciated the ability to read street signs.