Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

The new library — the Terry Salman library — at the Hillcrest Community Centre has this super-duper check-in machine that excited me. You place your book and the machine sucks it in and up on the screen hops the title of your book. Eh voila it’s checked in!

It was so smooth, I wanted to climb up there place my shoulders and head down on the ledge and slide inside physically there just to see what might appear on the screen. “Unidentified Title. Woman who needs more sleep. Or spends way time too much wondering about the weather”

Another thing I like about this machine is how it could help reduce RSI in wrists of the workers, which appears to be a chronic injury for library staff.

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