Saturday, July 28, 2012

Game Boys on its way to being read

Cover: Game Boys by Michael Kane
In the break room at work a few months ago, I found Game Boys by Michael Kane (Viking, 2008), just in time to read and critique it for a class discussion board about books for young adults.

I thought the book would be of interest, particularly among teen boys who enjoy playing first-person shooter or Massive-Multiplayer-Online-Role-Playing-Games.

The book was not already in the catalog of the Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma County libraries.

I gave it to Middletown Library director Gehlen Palmer and recommended that it be added to the library and that it might appeal to young adults.

When I went to volunteer today at the Middletown Library, I found out from Palmer that it had been added to the system and was en route to another library to fill its first hold request.

This must surely be a highlight in the career of a collection development librarian: to know that a book she has selected for the library is on its way to being read.

Game Boys (794.8 KANE) will be shelved at the Middletown Library. As of this writing its status in the catalog is shown as Transit Request with one hold against it.

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