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It’s Your Lucky Day!

It’s Your Lucky Day!

Are you tired of long waiting lists to check out the hottest new movies and best-selling books at your library? Your “Lucky Day” is coming at Alamance County Public Libraries!

Beginning this month, each of our libraries will feature a Lucky Day collection of books and DVDs. The Lucky Day shelf will replace the rental book collection, and these items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis – absolutely FREE! All you will need is your library card to access this new collection.

So how will the Lucky Day collection work? Suppose you have been anxiously awaiting the release of the hottest, newest best seller by your favorite author. You put your name on our waiting list, and learned that you are number 92, so you know that your turn will come eventually, but you will be waiting a while.

As you are browsing the library’s new book shelf, you notice a copy of YOUR book – that hottest, newest best seller by your favorite author – sitting on the Lucky Day shelf. Hooray – it is your lucky day! All you have to do is take that book to the circulation desk, present your library card, and head home to curl up with a great new book – no wait necessary!

Lucky Day books and DVDs will check out for one week with no grace period and no renewals. Lucky Day items returned late will incur a fine of $1.00 per day per item.

Items in the Lucky Day collection are not available for holds. The library will continue to purchase copies of these items for the regular collection, so you will be able to place your name on the waiting list for an item in the Lucky Day collection if you prefer a longer check-out period and don’t mind the wait.

Library staff has placed the first book order for the Lucky Day collection, and there are some great titles on the list. Be on the lookout for Private Vegas by James Patterson, First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen, Hush by Karen Robards, Saint Odd by Dean Koontz, and more!

The Lucky Day Collection is sponsored by the Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries. Our Friends work hard at their semi-annual book sales to raise funds to support library programs and services, and to promote literacy efforts in Alamance County. The Friends are currently collecting new and gently used books, DVDs, music and more for their upcoming Spring Book Sale. For more information on making donations, or to join the Friends, visit their website, www.alamancefol.org.

Happy New Year from Alamance County Public Libraries! I hope that your list of resolutions includes regular visits to your library in 2015. After all, you never know when it might just be your Lucky Day!

Heather Holley-Hall is Alamance County Public Libraries’ Associate Director of Operations. She may be reached at 336-570-6730 or hhhall@alamancelibraries.org.