Sigh…..seems I have good intentions, but my follow through is not up to par. I saw the invitation to share a picture of our library’s hold shelf and thought, “Wow! What a fantabulous idea!” Our hold shelf is not pretty – and books don’t sit on it for long, so I was waiting for it to fill up a bit before I took a photo.
When a book that has been put on hold comes home to us, we complete a Hold Notice to send to the main office. At the end of the morning’s and afternoon’s announcements, students with items in the front office are called to pick them up. So, often within a couple of hours of sending the notice to the office, an excited student rushes into the library to pick up his/her book. (Doesn’t it just make your heart melt when a student comes in to check out a book he has been dying to read? I feel like I have just sold the winning Lotto ticket cause I know the treasure that’s within the covers of that book.)
Anyhoo, we never had more than two books on our hold shelf at any one time in the last couple of weeks so I decided to take Cathy Nelson‘s idea and use a screenshot of the holds report in Destiny to share our requested titles.
Yep, The Hunger Games is there, just as you would expect with the media frenzy surrounding the movie’s release. But I’m pleased to see that Thirteen Reasons Why is there (twice); Ms. Gray’s classes completed their Literature Circles a couple of weeks ago and those who had read that novel have talked it up to their friends! (Love it when they do that! Just blesses my heart.) Unwind and Shattering Glass were also titles in those Literature Circles.
What books are your students requesting now?