What’s New on the Book Shelves?
At every library in our system, the new book shelves are a great place to stop and browse every time you visit the library.
You can see new novels by new writers, find a new book by an author you know and like, or come across a book that's been reviewed or recommended to you. As you decide which books to check out, enjoy the look and feel of the art on the covers, read about the author on the back flap or the reviews on the back cover, and read a paragraph or two in the book to see how you like the writing style. New novels are fun to explore.
If you move to the new non-fiction shelves, you'll find fascinating books on every topic like religion, lifestyles or new essays and poems. The new craft books are an excellent way to discover new hobbies like woodworking, needlework or watercolor. And then there are the cookbooks. What fun to see what kind of new cuisine you could try! There are new books about sports, science, history, politics and travel. And even a new biography might interest you.
You'll find that each new book has a label on the spine showing the month that the library received it. We keep them on the new books shelves for 6-8 months and then they go into the regular shelving with all the other library materials. Each month has a different color label, so if you're in a hurry, you can browse easily for the newest new books.
New books also include books that are new to the library—a new edition of a classic with a new introduction, a new translation of a familiar book, or a reissue of a much-loved series. I noticed some enticing newly published Agatha Christie titles and checked out several to read again.
Look for the new children’s materials, audiobooks and DVDs, too. As always, if you don’t see something, ask library staff for directions or assistance.
Although browsing through the new books is a delight, when you want a particular new book or item, you can place it on hold and check it out when you're notified that it's ready for you.
Director, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System