Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

It dawned on me today how to improve the current library collection.

I regularly find books in the Canadiana reference section and then discover there are no circulating copies when I try to borrow them. Sometimes if I look online the books are for sale on abe or where-ever, therefore I am going to keep a list of what’s out of circ. and if I find a copy for sale on a used books site submit a request that the library purchase it.

I am not entirely hopeful, but I think the collection should have as many of these books in circulation as is possible, even if it is only single copies. It seems vital to me to update what’s missing and am surprised this hasn’t been done til now.

I have this idealism that the public should be able to access literature, especially local literature, and the collection should not become depleted because of wear and tear and disappearing copies back in the 1980’s.

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