In the past several months, I had the opportunity to browse through our entire nonfiction collection at the Northgate Branch. I was helping our librarians by checking the condition of each book. That means I had to inspect every single one to make sure they’re in good condition to circulate. Sound pretty boring? Not at all! I discovered many great books that I wouldn’t have thought that I’d be interested in or known that they even exist. My reading list now includes a variety of topics.
With the secrets I learned from 1000 Best eBay Success Secrets by Greg Holden, I’m now feeling more confident in buying and selling my items online. I’ve also discovered a lot of great places to camp with my family in Pacific Northwest Camping by Tom Strenstra. I’ve fallen in love with my own city all over again while visiting places that were suggested in Outside Magazine’s Urban Adventure, Seattle by Maria Dolan and I’m not so worried about going places on my own anymore because I’ve picked up a few tips from Personal Defense for Women by Gilla Hayes.
Next time you’re at the library and you’re not sure what to get, try to randomly browse the non-fiction collection. Librarians are always more than happy to point you in the right direction. You can also pick up one of the Pocket Dewey Decimal System sheets, which tells you where everything is located. If a librarian asks you if you need help, it’s totally fine to say “I’m just browsing. Thank You!” Have fun and see where this experience will take you. The choices might be quite a pleasant surprise.
~Truc, Northgate Library