Jenny discovers she can’t check out “exhibit books” at Downers Grove Public Library.
Today is Friday, June 29, and I as a taxpaying resident with a valid library card cannot check out any of the books in this bookcase for an entire week. It’s insane. Do you know of *any* other institution that spends taxpayer money on new things, proudly displays them, and then keeps them from residents for a week or longer?
I wonder if I request the title I tried to check out today via interlibrary loan if I could it get before the library will allow me to check out the copy they own? Or maybe I should just go to a neighboring library that wants to give me titles that are sitting on their shelves.
And we wonder why folks just buy stuff from Amazon or browse the shelves at Borders….
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