Need a Book? Got a Question? We Can Help You With That!
October 06, 2011
I sit on a shelf and watch as you pass
Pass over my spine, read, and move on
On to where I can’t see—past the stack, but please come back
Back to me, for I am a Book and in desperate need
Need to be read and pass on what I know
No one understands how lonely I am
Am sitting on this shelf as you pass
Pass over—no—wait!! You pick me up
Up to be read, and now I know what a dream come true
Want to help fulfill a book’s dream? Just come on into the Parkville Branch any time during our regular hours. We’re always eager to help you find that special gem of a book, and if we can’t find it in our library, we’ll put it on hold from one of our other branches. Even then, if it's not in our system at all, we have yet one more place to look—(dramatic pause) Interlibrary Loan! WorldCat is a beautiful resource that lets us persistent librarians (it's true we never give up) find books outside of the MCPL system. So, even if we can't find an item inside one of our libraries, we can still do our best to get the materials you desire. We don't keep this resource all to ourselves, you can use it from home too!
But wait! There’s more. We have our lovely Research Databases and Web Resources which most you can use from home too. Or better yet, if you’ve got a question that needs an answer, come into our lovely branch, give us a call, or even send an email. We’ll be sure that question gets an answer, because we are (as Spider-Man might say had he worked in a library)...
Your friendly neighborhood librarians!